The importance of Cybersecurity Today

The importance of Cybersecurity

The importance of Cybersecurity relies in:

    1. Cyberattacks can be very expensive for organizations to endure. According to the 2018 Cost of Data Breach Study: Global Overview by IBM, conducted by Ponemon Institute, 477 organizations were recruited and more than 2,200 individuals who are knowledgeable about the data breach incident in these organizations were interviewed, and these were the results compared to 2017 Cost of Data Breach study:
      • The average total cost rose from $3.62 to $3.86 million, an increase of 6.4 percent.
      • The average cost for each lost record rose from $141 to $148, an increase of 4.8 percent.
      • The average size of the data breaches in this research increased by 2.2 percent.


    1. The speed, volume, and sophistication of the attacks increased and at a faster pace Attackers and their methods of attacking have changed over time. In the early 1990s, curious high school teenagers and clever college students Over time, attackers evolved to include disgruntled employees, intellectual property thieves, and petty criminals. Then, organized crime, businesses, and individuals who were motivated by money got involved to acquire information assets. As more sophisticated actors got involved, they brought with them more resources and capabilities.

The importance of Cybersecurity Today

    1. The majority of devices connected to the internet The fact that we live in a digitized era doesn’t only make it easier for us to connect more and more of personal devices to the internet and to the huge data centres or to the Cloud, but it also makes it easier for the hackers to exploit all of this traffic and stored data with many different ways.


    1. The availability of hacking tools and online resources makes it easier for even the less experienced hackers to launch attacks and damage your environment.


  1. Poor Patch Management : Patch Management is the process of upgrading the operating system software to remove any weakness in the system and protect it from different cyber threats. Poor patch management can leave Vulnerabilities in the IT infrastructure leading to cyberattacks.

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