Cybersecurity is a growing challenge for businesses nationwide, with annual cybercrime costs projected to grow from $3 trillion in 2015 to $6 trillion annually by 2021. Global ransomware damage costs are predicted to exceed $5 billion in 2017. That's up from $325 million in 2015. In 2016, 32% of companies stated they were the victims of cyber crime. The average cost of a data breach to a company. A staggering $3.8 million.
With October recognized as "National Cybersecurity Awareness Month," an annual campaign to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity, PriorityOne Group will provide education and tools throughout the month that will help organizations improve their cybersecurity.
Resources will focus on the themes for this year's Cybersecurity Awareness Month that include simple steps to online safety, cybersecurity in the workplace and protecting critical infrastructure from threats as well as other critical cybersecurity issues.
Highlights include a Cybersecurity Lunch & Learn series presented with Sophos, the worldwide leader in security. These events, to be held at 301 Route 17 N in Rutherford, N.J., are scheduled for October 19, October 24 and November 9 from noon-1:30 PM ET.