Of all the threats to national security the United States faces, none are quite as overlook (or as pressing) as cyber security. In 2012, the then head of the FBI, Robert Mueller, said something truly disconcerting. “Down the road,” he said, “the cyber threat will be the number one threat to the country.” He went on to say that cyber crime would surpass terrorism in terms of importance.
If Muller’s warning isn’t enough, consider some of these facts:
- A survey conducted by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International, a software and marketing company respectively, found that one third of respondents claim they would never conduct financial transactions (such as bank transfers or bill paying, for example) on a mobile device due to safety concerns.
- About 53% of American companies in another survey claim that they have “little to no confidence” in stopping a cyber attack in the next year.
- A Cenzic Application Security Trends Report found that 96% of tested applications revealed security flaws in 2014.
- Cyber crime accounts for more than $100 billion in stolen funds and company damages every year.
- Close to 60% of employees in major financial and tech companies steal proprietary corporate data after quitting or being fired.
To put it mildly, cyber crime should be some cause for concern.
That is why proper IT management services are so essential to the smooth functioning and, of course, the security of any business. IT support services can provide encryption codes, back-ups, network repair, and other security measures to ensure that a business’s sensitive data (and those of its customers) will not be breached. Businesses have enough to worry about as it is. The last thing they need to worry about is if their data will be hacked or stolen (and not to mention any of their money).
Proper computer repair and computer services go a long way. For more information about these kinds of computer services, feel free to leave a comment or question at the bottom.