In the past, trucking companies thought of security mostly as protection from physical loss of products or equipment. Today, those are still threats, but cyber threats are on the rise. Cybercrime is one of the fastest-growing types of crimes in the world, and it’s not just limited to large retailers or financial service companies. Businesses of all sizes, including motor carriers and owner operators, face the risk of cyber loss.
We read in the news regularly that large retailers are being significantly impacted by cybercrime. Unfortunately, 54% of small businesses believe they are too small to be worried about cyberattacks.
In 2020, we have experienced many changes that have disrupted our lives. Unfortunately, one thing that has been constant is the high frequency of identity theft and cybercrime. Although the news coverage focuses on large corporations that have been targeted or experienced a data breach, the impact of cybercrime goes beyond their walls. Often, the data that is stolen in a breach is personal data on their customers—you and me!