Have you or your company been a victim of cybercrime?
If not, consider yourself lucky because research indicates cybercrime is on the rise. According to this article on 80 cybercrime statistics, no wonder it’s increasing. The cybercrime economy enjoys $1.5 trillion in profits each year.
The crooks aren’t going away, so take this tip to heart.
Be diligent in protecting yourself, your family, and your company from the bad guys trying to steal identities, money, credit card numbers, and other information they can profit from.
Just over a year ago, I published a Leadership Tip called Leaders Don’t Go Phishing. In that tip, I suggested a number of resources to help protect you and your organization. I’m hopeful it helped you. If you skipped over it, take another look.
In addition, take 20 minutes to listen to Defend Against Cybercrime, my podcast conversation with security expert Robert Siciliano. In this episode, Robert provides practical best practices to protect yourself against attacks through hardware/software vulnerabilities and/or social engineering scams.
He also explains why small- to medium-sized businesses are the “low hanging fruit” for cyber crooks and offers strategies to protect yourself.
There are several things you can do but don’t because you think, “This couldn’t happen to me.” I urge you to do what Robert suggests in our podcast conversation. Then you will be even better protected if and when it does.