The Dark Side of The Interwebs

Updated: Jul 10, 2020

The cyber world is home to many wonderful things. Including all of us. Our businesses, bills, family, even our jobs have found a comfy place to call home. The best part? You never have to leave your home to visit there. Before you call it utopia consider this:

You just put all of your data in the hands of the interwebs in the name of convenience. But at what cost? For some, it costs them everything. Internet outlaws are hiding everywhere and if you're not careful you become a victim.

Cyber attacks are becoming a sign of the times that affect everyone. Take a look at some statistics provided by Varonis that might surprise you:

  • 64% of Americans have never checked to see if they were affected by a data breach. (Varonis)

  • In 2017, 147.9 million consumers were affected by the Equifax Breach. (Equifax)

  • 43% of breach victims were small businesses. (Verizon)

  • 82% of employers report a shortage of cybersecurity skills. (ISSA)

  • Security breaches have increased by 11% since 2018 and 67% since 2014. (Accenture)

What exactly is a cyber attack?