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In the modern digital world, cybersecurity is fundamental to protecting cyber data, information, critical infrastructure and other assets.

The hard reality is that cybersecurity risk is increasing, driven by global connectivity and usage of cloud services to store sensitive data and personal information.

Also, widespread poor configuration of cloud services paired with increasingly sophisticated cybercriminals means the risk that your organization suffers from a cyberattack or data breach is on the rise. Security incidents regularly affect businesses of all sizes and often make the front page causing irreversible reputational damage to the companies involved.

The most expensive and fastest growing segment of cybercrime is information theft, largely driven by the increasing exposure of identity information to the web via cloud services. But it is not the only target.

Industrial controls that manage power grids and other infrastructure can be disrupted or destroyed. And identity theft isn’t the only goal. Cyberattacks often aim to compromise data integrity (destroy or change data) to breed distrust in an organization or government.

Social engineering remains the easiest form of cyberattack with ransomware and phishing being the easiest form of entry. Third-party and fourth-party vendors who process your data and have poor cybersecurity practices are another common attack vector, making vendor risk management and third-party risk management all the more important.

Today the average cost of cybercrime for an organization has increased by $1.4 million over the last year to $13.0 million and the average number of data breaches rose by 11% to 145. 

Information risk management has never been more important.

Want to learn more? Tonex offers Cybersecurity Fundamentals, a dynamic 2-day course that covers cybersecurity discipline dealing with real-world use cases and applications transferring technical, management and policy skills to secure information and infrastructure and combat new attacks.

Additionally, Tonex offers nearly three dozen more courses in Cybersecurity Foundation. This includes cutting edge courses like:

Automotive Cybersecurity Training (3 days)

Electric Grid Cybersecurity Master Certification (4 weeks)

Network Security Training (2 days)

Software Security Training (2 days)

ICS Cybersecurity Training (4 days)

For more information, questions, comments, contact us.

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