As technology has made it’s irrefutable footprint on the pages of history, it seems that more and more amenities are being required by both businesses and personal users. With data breaches and seemingly effortless hacks becoming a daily occurrence, corporate users can’t afford to risk the possibility of having their identities and lives stolen. Notable advancements in technology mean malicious advancements in hacking and cyber crime, forcing virtually every user to suit up and prepare for a potential battle that creeps closer to our screens every day.
While there are a variety of different scams, they all maintain the same goal– money. According to Security First, “It’s estimated that the global cost of cybercrime for 2017 added up to around $600 Billion. The number mounts up every year, and by 2021 pundits are suggesting a figure of $6 Trillion per year.” If these staggering numbers have yet to pique your concern, perhaps consider that “the average cost of recovering from a cyber attack… is estimated at $5 Million.“
Now, the questions remains; how can you, as a technology consumer, be proactive? You can better protect yourself by staying informed and going beyond typical antivirus software to protect your entity. Hire a reputable cyber security company that can help you maintain your cyber safety and aid you in any event that deems alarming. Stay informed about current scams on the rise and don’t let you’re pride get in the way of thinking this is a task you can do alone.