Cybersecurity professionals’ true value

Cybersecurity professionals’ true value

CYBERCRIMES WORLDWIDE WILL COST $6 TRILLION PER ANN BY 2021
Cybersecurity Ventures has released a report that shows cybercrimes will cost twice as much in the next five-years, up from $3 trillion in 2015. This includes ransom and stolen money, as well as the cost of lost productivity, intellectual property, data theft and business disruption. By putting in place security policies, strengthening them and identifying potential vulnerabilities before attacks occur, cybersecurity professionals can help to reduce this cost for their companies.
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RANSOMWARE ATTACKS ARE A BUSINESS RISK EACH 40 SECONDS.
Kaspersky Lab reports that ransomware attacks were experienced by businesses once every 40 seconds between January 2016 and September 2016. This is up from the previous rate once every 2 minutes. In 2016, ransomware attacks increased 300 percent from 1,000 per day in 2015, to 4,000 per daily in 2016. Ransomware was used in nearly half of all hacking attacks. Ransomware is a growing threat to organizations. Organizations should have cyber-incident response plan in place to be prepared for what to do if it happens.
1 IN 131 EMAILS ARE MALICIOUS.
According to Symantec’s 2017 Internet Security Threat Report (Symantec), more than half of all emails contain spam. The number of spam containing malware is on the rise. Today, malware is a business. Spam authors are outsourcing their spam campaigns to experts. This indicates that they will continue to grow, according to Symantec. Security can begin with training staff to be cautious when dealing with unknown emails.
ATTACKERS LIVE WITHIN A NETWORK FOR A MAXIMUM OF 146 DAYS BEFORE THEY ARE DETECTED.
This number is down from the 200-day average but hackers can remain undetected for up to five months. Expert cybersecurity analysts are able to not only detect and analyze anomalies in the network but can also manage vulnerabilities before an attack occurs.
3.5 MILLION CYBERSECURITY JOBS ARE OUT OF JOBS BY 2021.
Not to mention the fact that cybersecurity is now everyone’s responsibility, from help desk to CIO to non-IT employees. However, cybersecurity jobs will grow exponentially over the next five year. Cybersecurity Ventures projects that every large company worldwide will have a chief security officer (CISO), by 2021. This compares to the 65 percent who have one now and the 50 per cent that had one in 2016. Highly skilled professionals who are proficient in top cybersecurity courses such as CompTIA, EC-Council and ISACA.
A IOT DEVICE can be hacked in under 2 minutes.
According to a Gartner study, the world will have 8.4 Billion connected devices by 2017, up 31 percent from 2016. Consumers are driving the adoption IoT devices. However, this year, IoT hardware will be purchased by companies for an estimated $964 billion. Cisco projects that by 2021, the number of IoT devices in the world will be three times greater than the global population. What does the connected device have to do cybersecurity? There are many vulnerabilities in IoT devices that are quickly put on the market. These devices may not be set up securely by consumers, which can expose their employer to cyber-threats if they are brought to work with them. IT professionals need to apply behavioral analytics to IoT device in the same way that they apply to servers, computers and the network. Anything could be at risk.
An organization’s cyber-crime risk can be reduced exponentially by having qualified professionals with enough cybersecurity training. An experienced cybersecurity pro can help to mitigate the problem and get the business running again quickly and efficiently if the organization is attacked.