Intrusions and data breaches are becoming part of today’s American electoral landscape. In mid-March, the Contra Costa County Clerk-Recorder, the entity in charge of managing the local voting registry, announced that hackers attempted to break into its network and databases. County Clerk Joe Canciamilla notified the California Secretary of State and reported that no sensitive data was accessed; the threat was detected by means of security alerts, and an automated protocol was activated to contain the attack.
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The aforementioned attack fits the pattern of foreign interests seeking to interfere in the American democratic process; however, this is hardly the only cybercrime pattern observed in California. Small business networks form part of the largest attack surface in the Golden State, this is something that hackers know very well, and this is where they are increasingly focusing their malicious trade. In 2017, information security firm Kaspersky Lab estimated that the cost of a single cybercrime incident for American small businesses averaged $117,000, a figure that is larger than the average losses caused by disasters such as fires and floods.
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Constant monitoring and security alerts are features that Apple Valley business owners can count on when they choose SonicCare Network Protection, a comprehensive business solution offered by Sonic Systems in Victorville. The SonicCare difference provides peace of mind to Apple Valley business owners through security alerts that notify them not just about network intrusions but also about technical issues such as outages and unexpected downtime. The security and health of networks can be remotely monitored by means of automated scripts, and security alerts will let Apple Valley business owners know about issues as soon as they occur.