According to a study carried out on the data sourced from FBI, Pennsylvania ranks second worst when it comes to handling cyber attacks. The study made by INA (Information Network Associates)- an international security consulting company says an increase of 25% was witnessed in cyber attacks between 2016 and 2017 and so the US state which is officially known as the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has to do some work in getting rid of the tag ASAP.
Note- INA happens to be an investigative agency which serves government entities, private companies, and individuals across the globe.
Coincidentally, the study made by Security.org also states the same and adds that a trend of business email compromise was witnessed in 2017-2018 were more than 6 out of 10 Americans became the victims of a major data breach.
The study discovered that there were about 195 cyber attack victims for every 100,000 people in the state of Pennsylvania, giving the commonwealth a grade of D when it comes to cybersecurity defense for elections.
Hawaii was the state which topped the list followed by Nevada at 3 and Florida at 4.
So, businesses operating in Pennsylvania are advised to have a business continuity planning to ensure the execution of essential functions through all circumstances in the event of a technological disaster such as a cyber attack.
Also, individual users are requested to follow basic cybersecurity hygiene principles such as keeping their computer security tools up to date with the latest updates and getting their systems inspected by qualified computer technicians.
Furthermore, the employees and business owners are hereby informed to keep themselves updated with the latest trends taking place in the cyber landscape to abort any threat of cyber attacks on their digital assets.