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Why should your organization be concerned about cybersecurity? Because every year marks another “worst year ever” for cyber-attacks around the world.

According to a recent study, the average cost of cybercrime for an organization has increased by $1.4 million over the last year to $13.0 million.

Information theft is the most expensive and fastest growing segment of cybercrime. 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, cyber-attacks may aim to compromise data integrity (destroy or change data) to breed distrust in an organization or government.

Particularly disturbing, as cybersecurity tools become more sophisticated, so do cybercriminals changing what they target, how they affect organizations and their methods of attack for different security systems.

Cybersecurity professionals insist that social engineering remains the easiest form of cyber-attack with ransomware, phishing, and spyware being the easiest form of entry.

What that means for organizations is that third-party and fourth-party vendors who process your data and have poor cybersecurity practices are a common attack vector, making vendor risk management and third-party risk management all the more important.

Obviously, it’s never been more important for organizations to take cybersecurity seriously and become aware of all the intricacies that make up an effective plan to deflect the efforts of cybercriminals.

A cybersecurity plan can encompass a body of technologies, processes, structures, and practices used to protect networks, computers, programs, and data from unauthorized access or damage.

The goal of any cybersecurity strategy is to ensure confidentiality, data integrity, and availability.

Learn much more and receive the invaluable training your company, organization or agency needs to help protect assets and data. Tonex offers nearly three dozen courses in Cybersecurity. This includes several Cybersecurity Training Seminar courses, such as:

Automotive Cybersecurity Training (3 days)

Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Training (2 days)

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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