The average total cost of a data breach in 2020 was $3.86 million and took an average of 280 days to identify and contain. (IBM) When doing the math, 280 is about 9 months. In that time frame, no one had any clue as to what this was or how to go about fixing all the damage it caused. Would you believe us if we told you the number of data breaches in 2021 has already surpassed the number of breaches in 2020? Guess what? It has! The Identity Theft Research Center reported that we have already surpassed 2020 by 17%. We offer high quality data breach services to keep your company secure.
What are Data Breaches?
Norton Security defines a data breach as a security incident in which information is accessed without anyone giving authorization. This results in the damage of businesses and consumers as breaches tend to be costly. Hackers usually target those with weak passwords or low security and disguise the malware in the forms of emails, downloadable content, and more.
We Are All at Risk
In recent months, we began to witness companies of all sizes becoming victims of data breaches. For example, from a local stance, Lehigh Valley Health Network dealt with a security breach in August of this year where patient information was hacked into and affected 3 million people. We all heard about the attack on the Colonial Pipeline where the nation saw gas shortages and prices rose drastically. Let’s not forget about the attack on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn where 214 million records were breached and exposed.
We. Are. There.
In summary, breaches can happen to anyone. The experts at Lehigh Valley Technology can dramatically limit your risk and radically improve your data protection and network security. We have a highly trained and qualified data breach services team, as well as the latest systems needed for your protection.