Today’s breed of criminals doesn’t hang out in dark alleys waiting to snatch your wallet or purse. Rather, they attack through the Internet from the comfort of their rooms, with a much bigger loot in mind.
So big, in fact, that companies globally are now losing an average of $3.92 million per breach. And if that sounds shocking, this will blow your mind: US companies are losing more than double that. A single data breach incident is likely to cost your organization upwards of $8.19 million.
Well, you could argue that antivirus software providers are responding with better, more sophisticated data protection tools. But, while it’s true that various solutions have been advancing progressively, it turns out cyberattackers are developing their tactics correspondingly.
69% of organizations now fear that antivirus programs are useless against the new types of threats they’ve been seeing.
Now, in the light of these recent trends, you can be certain you’re a target too. They’ll try hitting your company’s system whether you like it or not. However, the outcome depends on how well you seal all the possible loopholes. To help you with that, here are some of the best data security checklists, which you might want to leverage.