Nearly half of all online users worldwide have been victims of cybercrime. Every link clicked, email opened, app downloaded and network joined is an opportunity to let the criminals in, or to enable a ransomware attack, which can have a devastating and paralyzing effect on your organization or personal accounts.
The average total cost of a data breach in 2018 was $3.68 million or $301 per employee. Ponemon Institute’s 2018 study
Human Error Negligence As Top Risk
You likely have some technical cyber protection measures in place, but cybercrime is ever-evolving and targets our weaknesses, complacency and an overall lack of security awareness.Your employees are your first line of defence. Their online activity can strengthen your cyber security measures, or simply destroy it, leaving you and your clients at the mercy of cyber criminals.
Having a cyber aware workforce to detect and thwart online scams and fakes makes the chances of appearing in the latest statistics on data breaches less likely.
On average 2,300 malicious links are identified every hour.
Most fraudulent detections of malicious links involve fraudulent advertisements, contents and fake news as top scams that trick users into clicking.
Established social engineering threats like ransomware, malware, phishing, SMishing, spoofing and whaling scams are continuously evolving, and new threats are being added daily to an already diverse threat landscape.
Your employees and end users are the first line of defence to defending against cyber threats, but technology alone cannot stop humans from clicking on harmful links.
Employees must be able to spot the types of attacks that may compromise company data and networks and be ready to use best defense practices against data breaches and malware infiltration as part of the organization’s overall risk prevention program.
At 2B Cyber Bright we will help build your “human firewall” with regular cyber security education reinforcement to secure company or personal data from both external and internal threats.