Every 14 seconds, businesses fall victim to cyber-attacks. These attacks access sensitive information, lead to money extortion, and interrupt normal business processes. A strong cyber security defense can help prevent these attacks.
What is cyber security? Cyber security is the practice of protecting systems, networks, and programs from cyber-attacks. At an individual level, a cyber-security attack can result in anything from identity theft to the loss of important data, like government documents or family photos. On the business side, everyone relies on critical infrastructure like power plants, hospitals, and financial service companies. In 2018, Erie County Medical Center became a victim of a cyber-attack. Systems shut down and making patient treatment very difficult until the attack was resolved. Systems shut down making patient treatment very difficult until the attack was resolved.
Today, organizations spend around $500 million on cyber security each year because proper security is essential in keeping our society functioning. As individuals, cyber security is necessary for protecting our data and privacy. This week, we will identify the different types of cyber-security threats, explain the email phishing scams that are on the rise, talk about the benefits of using two-factor authentication, and discuss best practices for internet security.