Most people would agree that hefty cybersecurity is a must when running a business connected to the internet. Industry experts have shown us the risks and costs of breaches and data theft, so is there really any reason to browse unprotected?
The newest technology has made it almost impossible for a business to thrive without the help of the internet. If you still need to be convinced to upgrade your security, take a look at these 5 statistics that may have you calling your MSP:
1. A significant cause of cybersecurity incidents is negligent employees.
Employee training on cybersecurity safety can be a critical asset to your security strategy. IBM Security reports that 2,962 of the 4,716 incidents were the result of employee and contractor errors. With proper guidance, these cases (mounting in more than $11 million in losses) can be avoided.
2. Cybercrime increased by 600% thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic
Everyone felt the economic pressure of the COVID-19 pandemic. Because of the advent of remote work and the increase in vulnerable home networks being used for business, cyberattacks were reported to have increased by 600% (according to Exploding Topics). Is your business still providing a remote work option? Consider extending your company’s security protocol beyond the office computer.
3. Ransomware attacks occur every 11 seconds.
According to CyprusMail, cyberattacks increased in frequency to every 11 seconds in 2021 (up from 39 in 2019). That amount of stress on your outdated or underprepared cybersecurity could leave your assets at risk of theft. To avoid costs of thousands to millions in damages, invest in the latest cybersecurity technology proven to keep out online attackers.
4. In a study by Positive Technologies, 93% of company networks are vulnerable to breaches.
Following the recent study from Positive Technologies, it’s even more clear that now is the time to upgrade your security strategy or, at the very least, evaluate its efficacy. Not only were 93% of tested networks at risk but BetaNews also found that internal data breaches take only two days on average.
5. More than 71 million people fall victim to cyberattacks yearly.
Between uninformed staff, an increase in attacks, and even better technology in the hands of the aggressors, it’s no wonder that the latest reports show 71 million people each year falling victim to online theft, data loss, and more. Exploding Topics cites that the best time to begin taking a stance against cybersecurity risks was two years ago. It’s not too late – contact a cybersecurity professional today!
Cybersecurity should be of utmost importance for any business that works with customers online. Every few years, the security landscape changes and you should take steps to ensure your data remains safe. If you need help upgrading your security protocols, contact American Lazer – CommSat today. Our MSPs have the necessary skills to protect your company from potential cyberattacks and can guarantee a secure operation environment even in the ever-changing security landscape. Investing in proper cybersecurity isn’t just a cost but an investment that will carry longterm legal, brand and financial benefits. Don’t wait until it’s too late – contact American Lazer – CommSat now to upgrade your cybersecurity and make sure your valuable data is always safe!
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