Cybersecurity’s importance is on the rise. Fundamentally, our society is more technologically reliant than ever before. Our digital identities and all of the integrated technologies in our everyday life makes organizations more widely vulnerable to cyberthreats.
The cyberattacks themselves, which target people, infrastructure, and services in order to obtain information, financial gains or disruption, are becoming much more sophisticated. For us, it’s not enough to merely react to a one-time cyberattack; we are determined to proactively block and prevent all cyberattacks, all the time, because for the attacker, all it takes is getting it right once to reap disastrous impacts.
No matter if you are an individual, small business, or large multinational, you rely on computer systems every day. Pair this with the rise in number of online services, poor cloud service security, smartphones, and the Internet of Things (IoT), and we have a myriad of potential security vulnerabilities that didn’t exist a few decades ago. Fortunately, the awareness of cybersecurity is finally increasing.
Information theft is the most expensive and fastest-growing segment of cybercrime, driven by the increasing exposure of identity information on the web via online services. An attacker uses hundreds of days to plot and navigate their plan for exploitation, using both technical and social vulnerabilities in our digital life. It is no surprise that the interface between person and machine is still the primary gateway for cyberattacks, with more than 85% of them originating from human action.
About 95% of cyberattacks are involving exploitation of vulnerabilities in web applications. As cybercrime becomes more professionalized, the attackers are increasingly specializing in targeted sectors and industries. The attackers adapt their tactics to each industry’s unique challenges, behaviors, cloud services and vulnerabilities. The global cost of cybercrime today is estimated to total EUR 6.5 trillion. Gartner predicts that 75% of CEOs will be personally-liable for cyber-physical incidents as early as 2024.
The more resilient you are against cyberthreats, the better positioned you are to keep performing when someone turns malicious intentions toward you. Our mission is to enable a safe digital world and create positive change for future generations. Cybersecurity is not just “hype”; it is part of the digital sustainability revolution that will continue transforming how people and governments act, how industries function, and how consumers behave within society.