Trade & logistics
What type of data does your company process?
- You send and store different documents and e-mails to your consumers: offers, agreements, order templates, and invoices.
- You exchange different document types and e-mails with your suppliers with offers, agreements, order templates, and invoices.
- You cooperate and exchange documents with law firms, HR agencies, external accounting offices, auditors, banks, insurance brokers, marketing agencies, and others.
- You exchange documents and e-mails internally such as corporate resolutions, financial statements, employee records, contracts, offers during preparation, and drafts of orders.
Why should you protect yourself and your customer?
- Avoid corporate espionage - especially offers, agreements, and lists of customers - as a result of hackers acting on behalf of competitors or independently looking for customers for your data.
- Avoid invoice hacking - when your customer paid into the wrong bank account based on a fake invoice.
- Avoid data leaks - when everybody could know about your business strategy, prices, offer, plans, and databases of customers.
- Avoid ransomware with double extortion when data from your notebooks, e-mail, and servers gets stolen, and you are blackmailed and forced to pay a ransom.
What can happen after a cybersecurity incident?
- You will lose your time and money because you lost your deals.
- You will lose your customers and business opportunities because someone else knows about your price levels, offers, and conditions of contracts.
- You might lose your customer if it was the victim of invoice hacking. Often the customer will file a case against your business..
- You might lose the trust of customers after a data leak. Sometimes, you should expect litigation to follow such an incident.
- You might have to pay financial penalties to the regulators (GDPR, DORA, NIS-2, Privacy Acts, and others).