Each day, cyber security becomes more and more imperative to the safe and effective functioning of businesses, globally. As such, high-quality cyber security solutions are necessary to protect your data, personnel and clients. To illustrate the seriousness of the cyber security climate, we collected 5 cyber security facts that’ll make your skin crawl!
1: Email Is Still the Problem
It appears that the favoured cyber security breach of the past – the pesky phishing mail – is still as popular now as it was in the dawn of the internet age. Recent data from Verizon’s Breach Investigations report showed that 92% of malware is still delivered by email, which prompts employers and managers to continue reminding their employees that not every email attachment should be clicked.
Furthermore, phishing cyber attacks are becoming more and more targeted, so those in IT security decision making positions should be extra vigilant about who and what they interact with online.
2: Global Ransomware Damage Costs
A lot of people may underestimate the damage that cyber attacks can cause to an organisation, and the real money that is spent repairing virtual infrastructure and reinforcing cyber security. Unfortunately, as more and more individuals and businesses rely on technology to store information, so the risk increases dramatically. It was estimated that $5 billion was spent by the end of 2017 to repair damages caused by ransomware and cyber-attacks.
3: Employees are Often Responsible
This one may shock you, but it is often the average employee making poor security decisions that can lead to cyber-attacks. There are a number of simple tasks that an employee can do to ensure they play their part in good cyber security practices, such as:
– Keep their passwords private
– Log out, not just close applications
– Log in to secure WIFI only
4: Future Data Breach Costs
Did you know that researchers expect data breaches as early as 2020 to exceed $150 million? This is largely due to the increasing interconnectedness of devices, and utility of devices in modern business settings. It goes without saying that an increase in technology drives an increase in cyber risk, but similarly drives astronomical financial implications.
5: Unfulfilled Cyber Security Jobs
With cyber attacks increasing, it is expected that a whopping 3.5 million cyber security jobs will be created by 2021, and a lot of them will remain unfulfilled! We think this affords a great opportunity, however, for young school leavers to get into the information technology field and build a promising career.
Protect your company, personnel and information today with high-quality cyber security solutions. Contact us to discuss your cyber security requirements and how we can meet them.