Imagine using a social media site for fun. You share your private pictures, videos, and other personal things with your friends and family. You may believe it is safe to do so because it is solely between you and your pal. Spoiler alert: you’re wrong!
Someone could be accessing your private data, possibly on the other side of the world, watching the photographs that only your friend is supposed to see, and you have no idea. Spine-chilling, isn’t it? If your data is stored anywhere online, even in a private chat room, it is prone to be abused by cybercriminals.
This reminds me of the famous data breach with the social media platform Facebook. In 2019, Facebook suffered a massive security breach, exposing the personal information of over 500 million members. The database was rumored to have been publicly available on the Dark Web for nearly two weeks.
Such occurrences highlight the necessity of Cyber Security since our every move is now captured and stored someplace, making it critical to protect our sensitive data. Cybercriminals are becoming more and more inventive in the types of cyber-attacks they perform against businesses each year.
Businesses must invest in and focus more on their Cyber Security frameworks, as a lack of attention to it can be harmful to your company’s assets in various ways. Economic and regulatory expenses are two of them. Theft of intellectual property, company information, and the cost of fixing damaged systems are all factors to consider.
Regardless of size, all businesses must guarantee that their employees are aware of cybersecurity hazards and know how to mitigate them. Training regularly and a structure to work with should be part of this to reduce the chances of data leaks or breaches.
The cyberattacks we are seeing today, in my opinion, are only the tip of the iceberg, and there will be more to come. We, as humans, have no idea how severe cybercrimes can be or how they can alter our daily lives. Governments, businesses, educational institutions, non-profits, and other organizations require a Cyber Security framework to protect their information.
As the number of cyberattacks is surging, so does the appeal of the Cyber Security specialty. To combat cybercriminals, the world needs more Cyber Security technologies and updated solutions, as it is hard to predict their next move.
Featured on the cover of this edition, “10 Most Influential Business Leaders in Cyber Security, 2022,” is Victor Cheah, the of , a leader who is delivering world-class Cyber Security solutions to combat the threats of cybercriminals.
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