Not a day goes by when you don’t read about a data breach or hack. In the past year, organizations of all sizes and in all sectors have been attacked. These include Apple, Facebook, the Girl Scouts of Orange County, the Bay Area’s Institute on Aging, the Pentagon, Texas’s Henderson Independent School District. And between 2015 and March 2018, a data breached affected hundreds of thousands of users of Google Plus.
These incidents saw cyber criminals steal personally identifiable information from consumers and employees, and payments that were supposed to be wired to vendors going to the crooks instead.
A recent report found that the average total cost of a data breach increased by 6.4% over the previous year to $3.86 million and the average cost for each lost record rose 4.8% to $148.
As the single-source provider of books, tools, training, and consultancy for IT governance, risk management, and compliance, IT Governance USA understands the stress these reports and figures may cause you. To help alleviate your fears, we invite you to follow our social media channels. Join our Information security group in the US group on our LinkedIn page, where you will receive regular cybersecurity updates, follow our posts on Facebook and Twitter, and catch our podcasts, webinars, and other informative videos on YouTube. All of our pages offer solutions to stay safe.
You can discover how to prepare for a data breach by visiting our #BreachReady page. We break the process down into six simple steps and recommend tools and services you can use to complete each task.