Prevent cyber incidents, reduce information security risk

It seems every month we hear about a new large-scale cyber breach. Does this mean that cybercrime is on the rise? The global cost of cybercrime is expected to exceed 1.8 trillion euros in 2019, which is 4 times more than in 2015. In addition, criminals don’ t just target large companies, in fact 70% of all companies affected are small and medium-sized businesses.

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The 3 Goals of Cybercrime

There are 3 main goals of cyber-attacks – Information Theft, Espionage, and Sabotage.

Information theft targets valuable data: business-critical information or intellectual property and accounts for 25% of all cybercrime. Espionage is monitoring the activities of high-profile entities and compromising or stealing information about them. However, the most popular by far is Sabotage with the goal of destruction, defamation or blackmail.

What can you do?

Whatever effect cybercrime can have on your business one thing is obvious – it will be destructive and stressful. Luckily, most forms of cyber-attacks can be prevented with strict cyber security policies, information risk management, regular software updates and education.

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