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[this post is from Dennis Houseknect, West Virgina USA]
Businesses large and small have to manage risk. They invest in measures to prevent risk, including fire sprinklers, alarm systems, security cameras, employee training, and insurance.
What is the single biggest risk businesses face? Fire – no. Break-ins, shoplifting, or other traditional crimes – no. Floods or other natural disasters – no.
For the past two years, the biggest risk faced by businesses is……..Cybercrime.
Cybercrime has become more profitable than the illegal drug trade.
Cybercrime is not perpetrated by casual hackers or “script kiddies”. It is perpetrated by highly organized and very well funded criminal organizations. These are the same criminal organizations that rob banks, run illegal gambling operations, and smuggle illegal weapons. Smart criminals go where the money is. The word “cybercrime” suggests something less nefarious than extortion or drug trafficking. That is unfortunate, because cybercrime is as ugly and malicious as it gets. Lives are ruined and companies put out of business by cybercrime.
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