Cyber Security Statistics
- 51% of US adults suffered some kind of security incident between December 1, 2015 and December 1, 2016
- $81.6 Billion in GLOBAL spending on information security products and services in 2016
- 1,093 reported data breaches in 2016
- 781 reported data breaches in 2015
- $400 Billion estimated global cost of cyber-attacks annually
- $2.1 Trillion projected global cost of cyber-attacks in 2019
- $3.8 Million average total cost of a data breach (global)
- $6.5 Million average total cost of a data breach (US)
- 23% increase in the cost of data breaches from 2013-2015
- $154 per record estimated average cost incurred per stolen record in a data breach
- 80-90 million annual average amount of cybersecurity incidents
- 38% increase in cybersecurity incidents from 2014-2015
- Phishing and Malware were the top means of cyber-attack in 2016
- Phishing and Malware were the top means of cyber-attack in 2015
- 8 consecutive years that Phishing and Malware have been the top means of cyber attack
- 30% of Phishing messages that were opened by the receiver in 2015
- 12% of people that opened a Phishing message in 2015 that also clicked on the malicious attachment of link
- 1 million cybersecurity job openings in 2016
- 40% of IT departments that store privileged and/or admin passwords in a Word document or spreadsheet on a company PC or laptop
Just because you’ve been LUCKY enough to avoid a cyber-attack doesn’t mean you’re not at risk! I know you’re tempted to think, “That won’t happen to us. We’re just a small company. Who’d want to hack us?”
Disaster Recovery Plan
used with permission from Microsoft US Small and Midsize Business Blog
If you woke up tomorrow and ran a marathon, how would you fare? It’s highly doubtful that you would successfully run the 26.2 miles without months of training, drills, and exercises.
The same is true for disaster recovery (DR): The chance that you could successfully recover IT operations without having exercised your DR plans on a regular basis is slim at best. The chance that you could successfully recover and meet your recovery objectives is zero. Yet Forrester finds that exercising DR plans is one area in which many businesses continue to fall short.
Read more about Disaster Recovery
8 things you can do to make your Wi-Fi better
Having difficulty with your Wi-Fi? Maybe your speeds are slow or you’re having trouble with the connection dropping. Here are eight tips for improving your Wi-Fi, to be better, stronger, faster!
1. Put your Wi-Fi router in the best place.
Don’t put it behind large objects or inside of a cabinet. Don’t put them next to brick walls or metal, which can interfere with the signal. Put it out in the open, hopefully with direct line-of-sight to other devices. If your router is right next to a device, consider an Ethernet cable connection.
Modifying Windows 10 Notifications
In Windows 10, application notifications appear in the Action Center in the bottom right corner of the screen, on the toolbar.
Notifications pop up and then minimize to the Action Center. Clicking on the icon on the toolbar brings up the full Action Center panel on the right side of the screen.
Business Continuity Tips
Do you have a plan in place for a possible catastrophe?
Recently, Stanley, Idaho and Oroville, California were both confronted by unprecedented situations. A rare series of avalanches closed major highways into the town of Stanley, trapping some residents in their homes for days, while residents downstream from the Oroville Dam in Northern California were forced from their homes due to the possible failure of that dam.
These unforeseen weather conditions and potential threats of disaster are a reminder to be prepared for immediate threats. Agility’s Cost of Catastrophe Infographic shows a snapshot of just how many individuals and businesses have yet to put a formal plan into place. This Ready.gov article on Evacuating Yourself and Your Family can help you respond to events like this. And as in the cases above, when roads and highways are closed, this guide from FEMA around Citizen Preparedness can help your loved ones prepare for the worst.
“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.”
– Colin Powell