In the wake of the latest major security breach that happened to the NHS the world is aware of the threats of cyber crime. The Wannacry virus woke the world up to the reality of how dependent we are on computer systems and how vulnerable as a result. Also, how every life can be touched by a cyber crime. Who would have thought that a patient visiting A&E would have their life impacted by cyber crime? As they sat and waited amidst the chaos.
It’s always good timing to launch a piece of content on the back of a high profile news story and this infographic has really nailed their timing. The world is on alert; you have the world’s attention.
It’s a sad fact of life that we are so vulnerable to scammers and that we have to be extra vigilant because some people decided to make a living by taking from others. The saddest fact on this infographic that stands out to me is that in 2013 $84 million was lost to romance scammers. Taking advantage of lonely hearts, that’s on a level with clubbing baby seals to death.
As the infographic says, no business is safe from the threat of a cyber attack. I have experienced attacks and hacks through clients and strive to be as security conscious as possible. But, you are only as strong as your weakest link. It only takes one careless person to click on a spurious link or download an unsafe app. Or, you might just have a hole in your security that is exploited and no one is really to blame. Unfair.
Is Your Business Protected Against Cyber Attacks? infographic has a pleasing design and clearly delivers its key information. Like it. See the full version here.