A protected customer is a happy customer. Professionals from countless industries — technology, education, pharmaceuticals, financial services — will tell you the same thing: security is critical. It is vital that organizations take note, because failing to appreciate the consequences of a breach can be catastrophic for both employees and customers. The evidence in support of data privacy and security controls has never been more clear:
Researchers at the University of Maryland found that the average computer with internet access faces an attempted cyber attack every 39 seconds. One in three Americans is affected every year.
Approximately 65 percent of cyberattacks are aimed at small- and medium-sized businesses, according to a report by the Kelser Corporation, a technology consulting firm.