VDA Labs has been doing more incident response lately. I’m writing this blog to warn businesses in the area to take security seriously. I’ve seen too many small and midsize business get hacked. Ransomware is the number one threat. Other scams like wire fraud are still happening as well. Manufacturing, and so many other types of companies that make the Nation work, are simply not prepared. You need (tested) backups. You need to get a pentest done (too many have obvious vulnerabilities). You need basic security training, so you can avoid scams. If you need help making sure your organization is ready, VDA is ready and willing to help. It’s sad to say this, but I predict trouble in 2017 for many small and mid-sized businesses, who were previously able to fly under the cyber security radar. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Get ready!