The primary objective of CyberSecurity is to protect IT networks and underlying data. How? By minimizing risk exposure through threat intelligence and “hardening” or protecting an IT environment. As a business or client, chances are that you have been the target of some form of direct or indirect hacking. Cybercrime is not just for the hackers in the dark back rooms anymore. This illicit activity has become a mainstream business worth billions and it is not slowing down or going away anytime soon. In fact, it is a blooming business growing at an alarming rate. According to CyberSecurity Ventures, damages from cybercrime will top $6 trillion (with a “t”) by the year 2021.
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CyberSecurity: Why Should I Care?
Like herding a bunch of cats, IT security is no longer an exercise of trying to stay 1 step ahead of the criminals. As a multi-billion dollar business, cybercrime attracts innovation and intelligence. It creates an environment where cybersecurity experts are always playing catch-up to attacks and shoring up vulnerabilities after the fact. Experts secure what is in place and cybercriminals hunt down new and previously unexposed methods of network intrusion.
Bet you didn’t know hackers could use your DVR, printers and Smart TV’s to gain access to your network. Known as IoT (Internet of Things) devices, these products are everywhere so how do you protect against that? Great question. INTERPOL says this, “In the past, cybercrime was committed mainly by individuals or small groups. Today, we are seeing highly complex cybercriminal networks bring together individuals from across the globe in real time to commit crimes on an unprecedented scale.” Read more from INTERPOL here.
Take a look at what the FBI is saying about Cyber Crime, “The threat is incredibly serious — and growing. Cyber intrusions are becoming more commonplace, more dangerous, and more sophisticated.” A linear view of CyberSecurity is no longer viable. Both businesses and individuals need to start looking at things differently to stem the flow of illicit information. That is where ProShark CyberSecurity comes in. We paint CyberSecurity differently.
How is ProShark CyberSecurity Different?
Most cybersecurity agencies view security on the web from a top down view. In other words, monitor enterprise traffic and take the most serious threat first. In this scenario, security prioritization is always a response to real threats based on threat detection with little focus on threat and risk prevention. The good guys are always chasing the cyber-criminal after they have attempted intrusion and never preventing the attempt before it happens. This is reactionary cybersecurity and comprises 90% of the security approach in the marketplace today.
The ProShark CyberSecurity team takes a holistic view and believes in preventing cybercrime before it happens. How do we do that? We don’t wait for someone to try and break-in. We work to find them before they do. Our premier cybersecurity team monitors and alerts when intrusion activity is detected. More importantly, they proactively monitor web and dark web traffic and chatter. These experts work to identify problems before they occur. If you are an SMB adn you experience a data breach, there is a greater than 90% chance that you will be driven out of business. This means that good cybersecurity too late is no security at all. Get proactive. Contact us today to find out how we can help.