This is Derek Miller Speaking on Business.  The average cost of a cyberattack on a small firm last year was more than $25,000, with larger companies losing even more. Tara Thue, the president of AT&T’s Mountain West States division, explains how her firm is helping businesses fight back.


2021 proved to be a watershed year for electronic criminals, with three large-scale attacks reported in just a few months. Since then, ransomware intrusions have shut down major players in the American economy – everything from pipelines to pork products.

The past impacts of these electronic assaults have been felt by individuals, businesses, governments, schools, colleges, hospitals, and more, and today’s remote-work models have increased those risks as employees access company materials from a variety of devices and locations.

That’s why AT&T is alerting businesses that they should consider implementing a Zero Trust Architecture to keep data and devices safe. That “never trust—always verify” standard helps ensure that all access points to your business network are safe and secure, so search “AT&T Cyber Aware” to learn how to protect both you and your business.


Ransomware attacks on Utah businesses and other cybercrimes are on the rise, even a small hit can hurt, so check out AT&T’s “Cyber Aware” pages for practical, low-cost steps to make your firm more secure. I’m Derek Miller with the Salt Lake Chamber, Speaking on Business.