What common factor keep the Homeland Security Secretary, a former CIA director, and homeland security advisers up at night? The risk of an earth-shattering cyberattack.
A recent Axios post compares the danger of a massive cybersecurity attack to a Category 5 hurricane that is looming on the horizon. If our homeland security is concerned about a cybersecurity attack on our nation, you should be concerned about one happening to your organization.
There is a hacker attack every 39 seconds, affecting one in three Americans each year. According to the Ponemon Institute and IBM’s “2017 Cost of Data Breach Study,” the average cost of a data breach (in which the sensitive data of your company and clients is compromised) was $3.62 million in 2017.
Our lives now revolve around connected devices – phones, computers, watches, cars, pacemakers – there isn’t a point of the day where we are not connected, and this leaves us all vulnerable. One well-executed cyber attack could take over your computer, take out power, or compromise your important financial data, crippling your organization.
Do you really want to spend the time and money to clean up an attack when you could be focused on the growth of your business? Don’t wait until it’s too late, or even tomorrow, to start making the right steps toward being cyber secure.
Withum’s Cyber and Information Services team has experience helping organizations stay protected from cyberattacks of all kinds – from vulnerability scans and penetration assessments to detection and recovery services. We can help establish an effective cybersecurity program designed to keep your assets and information secure, allowing you time to focus on your own goals.
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