What is cyber security?

 

 

 

Cyber security is comprised of technologies, processes and controls that are designed to protect computer systems, networks and data from cyber attacks.

Effective cyber security reduces the risk of cyber attacks, and protects organizations and individuals from the unauthorized exploitation of systems, networks and technologies.

 

What are the consequences of a cyber attack?

Cyber attacks can disrupt and cause considerable financial and reputational damage to even the most resilient organization.

If you suffer a cyber attack, you stand to lose assets, reputation and business, and potentially face regulatory fines and litigation as well as the costs of remediation.

 

The cyber threats organizations face

Although larger organizations tend to have a realistic appreciation of the cyber threats they face, many small to medium-sized enterprises are unclear about the ways in which they’re vulnerable, and as many as 65% mistakenly think they’re not a viable target.

In fact, all Internet-facing organizations are at risk of attack. And it’s not a question of if you’ll be attacked, but when you’ll be attacked. The majority of cyber attacks are automated and indiscriminate, exploiting known vulnerabilities rather than targeting specific organizations. Your organization could be being breached right now and you might not even be aware.

 

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