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Cybersecurity is a good investment for organizations.

Clearly, technology has changed the way businesses operate. With most companies collecting and processing sensitive customer data, it is imperative to ensure the safety and privacy of the information through effective cybersecurity practices.

Companies like Facebook, Adidas, and Ticketmaster have suffered significant brand damage after data breaches.

There’s that, and with more customers becoming concerned about the privacy and security of their data, businesses need to invest in cybersecurity to ensure that their data remains untampered with while instilling the precious trust of their customers.

Analysts contend that organizations at least need to be practicing cybersecurity fundamentals. Better yet, companies should have a cybersecurity plan in place.

A good cybersecurity strategy includes multiple layers of protection distributed across networks, systems, computers, and servers that need protection. The spread of data will make it hard for cybercriminals to track. In any company, the technology processes and people must work as a collective to ensure a sufficient security posture.

Cybersecurity breaches have many consequences. Another motivational factor for companies to deliver effective cybersecurity is penalties if they don’t.

Various rules and regulations require companies to maintain baseline levels of cybersecurity. If and when a breach occurs because those levels are not met, companies are subject to significant fines, fees, penalties, and punitive consequences.

In order to fully understand the risks that cybersecurity presents, it’s imperative to understand the laws and penalties that apply.

The exact nature of the penalty is often relative to the nature of the attack and the amount of data that was exposed. There are also penalties beyond fines and fees – public shaming for example – that will negatively impact some organizations more than others. Even in the best cases, however, violating cybersecurity laws is an expensive and disruptive process.

Want to learn more about cybersecurity. Tonex offers Cybersecurity Fundamentals, a 2-day course that covers cybersecurity disciplines 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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