As we hit the midway point of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, it’s a great time to reinforce how important the focus on cybersecurity is in keeping businesses safe. Safe is just the minimum! A data breach can be all it takes to take down small businesses, so it’s very important to keep front of mind.

We think these stats really put things into perspective:

  • 95% of cybersecurity breaches are due to human error. The only true way to mitigate this is by educating your staff to identify and avoid threats.
  • It takes companies nearly 6 months to detect a data breach because malware often sits dormant until the perfect opportunity arises.
  • An estimated $6 trillion will be spent globally on cybersecurity by 2021.
  • 95% of breached records came from only three industries in 2016 with a leading culprit being the Healthcare industry.

Infographic by ekransystem.com

  • 77% of organizations do not have an Incident Response Plan or detailed steps of what to do if there’s a cybersecurity breach.
  • By 2020 there will be around 200 billion connected devices (devices that connect with other machines physically or via the internet).
  • There is a hacker attack every 39 seconds on average.
  • In 2018 hackers stole half a billion personal records including social security numbers, credit cards, passwords, and more.

These statistics were provided by the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency division of the Department of Homeland Security for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. (NCSAM). Don’t wait until it’s too late to be informed about cybersecurity. We offer comprehensive education for your staff. 

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