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October is Cyber Security Awareness Month

Posted October 15, 2018 by Communications

Educate your employees so that your company does not become one of the statistics below:

  1.  Up from three trillion a year ago, cyber-crime damages will cost the world $6 trillion annually by the year 2021.
  2.  Each year, one in three Americans is affected by hacker attacks that occur every 39 seconds.
  3.  Ransomware is a type of software that holds data hostage until a ransom is paid and is currently the most dominant cyber security event.
  4.  Phishing emails that appear to come from reputable individuals or companies have initiated 91% of the cyber attacks in 2017.;
  5.  Scary numbers:  3,809,448 records have been stolen from breaches every day since 2013 (that breaks down to 158,727/hour, 2,645/minute and 44/second).

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