Cyber Security 101: Why it Matters to Your Business (IT Pro Portal)


In a mobile-first, cloud-first world, where there’s so much powerful technology available to businesses to help prevent and counter cybersecurity threats, the fact still remains that hackers are becoming increasingly intelligent and the risk to organisations is at an all-time high.

Cybersecurity can be a particularly intimidating and costly issue for businesses. Indeed, the Verizon 2015 Data Breach Investigators report found that, in 60 per cent of cases, attackers were able to compromise an organisation within minutes. This highlights just how little time IT departments have to identify and combat an attack once it is in progress, especially given that it can take months for companies to realise their data has been breached. Nevertheless, cybersecurity threats can still be undermined by organisations, with some companies choosing to take the risk rather than invest in security, or simply not educating themselves about the potential loss involved.