Cybersecurity isn’t just a “hot topic” anymore – in todays highly interconnected world it’s an essential part of doing business. An effective cybersecurity strategy can mean the difference between success and failure, profit and loss – whether you’re an individual or a company.
The impact on business and individuals caused by poor cybersecurity practices grows every year, and companies are starting t realist this – it’s excepted that worldwide spending on cybersecurity is going to reach $133.7 billion in 2022. This is no surprise – for many organisations today, digital threats are the main concern - 68% of business leaders now feel their cybersecurity risks are increasing.
The effects of data breaches and security failures now reach far beyond the immediate costs too – each incident can expose sensitive data, such as customer information to would be evil doers. In Q1 and 2 2019 alone, data breaches exposed over 4.1 billion records. 71% of breaches were financially motivated and 25% were motivated by espionage – of these, 52% of breaches featured hacking, 28% involved malware and 32–33% included phishing or social engineering, respectively.
Thankfully, many cybersecurity threats can be mitigated with the application of simple, but effective measures – be this on the personal, organisational, network or host level.
At Volant, we offer personal and organisational security audits and consulting as well as penetration testing services designed to identify and mitigate weaknesses in your defences, before they can be exploited.