Cybersecurity has become a prominent issue in most organizations.
Stepped-up cybersecurity has become so important because effective and efficient cybersecurity is required to protect all categories of data from theft and damage.
Data that needs to be protected includes sensitive data, personally identifiable information (PII), protected health information (PHI), personal information, intellectual property, data, and governmental and industry information systems.
Without a cybersecurity program, organizations are not capable of defending against data breach campaigns. This dent in the armor makes insufficiently protected organizations an irresistible target for cybercriminals.
Research shows that both inherent risk and residual risk is increasing, driven by global connectivity and usage of cloud services, like Amazon Web Services, to store sensitive data and personal information.
Widespread poor configuration of cloud services paired with increasingly sophisticated cyber criminals means the risk that your organization suffers from a successful cyber-attack or data breach is on the rise.
Cybersecurity professionals insist that gone are the days of simple firewalls and antivirus software being your sole security measures.
The raw reality of cyber-attacks is this: Cyber threats can come from any level of your organization. You must educate your staff about simple social engineering scams like phishing and more sophisticated cybersecurity attacks like ransomware attacks (think WannaCry) or other malware designed to steal intellectual property or personal data.
GDPR and other laws mean that cybersecurity is no longer something businesses of any size can ignore. Security incidents regularly affect businesses of all sizes and often make the front page causing irreversible reputational damage to the companies involved.
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