There’s a lotta real jerks out there.
As if we don’t have enough to worry about, cybercriminals have caused a stink in our digital lives, with very real consequences. From identity theft to fatal computer viruses just for the heck of it, cybercrime is an ever-present risk for our families and businesses. The dangers grow each day, faster than we’re prepared for. All because of some inconsiderate hackers with an internet connection.
To the rescue, in shining cyberarmor, are the global developers of security software. It’s an unprecedented tech space that came about out of necessity, and like the health care or insurance industries, is in the business of saving others.
In this case, saving them from jerks.
Due to the ballooning urgency and prevalence of cybercrime, with companies losing billions and — more importantly — individual lives being ruined, the cybersecurity industry is one of the hottest in the world. Experts estimate that the cybersecurity software industry will be worth nearly $250 billion by 2023.
It’s a real bummer about cybercrime that it’s forcing family-run businesses and enterprises alike to shell out big-time funds and always be on alert. But on the bright side, the resources pouring into the industry have allowed for fascinating developments. Cybersecurity trends in 2019 show the fast-moving evolution of cyberdefense to greet the rising demand. And business owners are becoming more proactive and honest about these threats, working together to fight the good fight.To help illustrate the dangers of cybercrime and reinforce the need for a proper defense, we’ve compiled some recent cybercrime statistics. Read on to get a better sense of cybercrime today and how your business might be affected so you can plan and/or respond accordingly.
It’s a lot to take in. Moreover, cybercrime and cybersecurity can be complex tasks to understand as you seek to implement your own strategies. In addition to researching the different categories in the security software space, from vulnerability management software to endpoint protection suites, you can contact a cybersecurity consulting provider to help identify your largest risks and recommend appropriate actions.
Whatever you do, stay cognizant of cybercrime news and do not make the common mistake of thinking your company is immune. Jerks do not discriminate in who they hack.
You can outsource any aspect of your company’s IT security with cybersecurity services providers.
Zangre is a Senior Research Specialist who helped with spearheading G2 Crowd’s expansion into B2B Services. He studied journalism at the University of North Florida — which is still undefeated in football — and joined G2 Crowd in 2016 when there was only one other “Andrew.” He has enjoyed contributing to newspapers and online publications while pursuing music and comedy projects in his free time.
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