A few keystrokes are all it takes. All of a sudden, your most private information is in the hands of criminals. Your most personal information, banking details, social security numbers, your children’s information… all at risk. Yet, we’re not prepared as it gets worse.
What’s terrifying is that our own government isn’t prepared — at all.
Our digital over-dependence means that our risk is greater than ever before with new attacks surfacing all the time. And just in case you think hackers can’t get to you behind your locked, alarmed doors, they’re already inside your home computer.
If you think it can’t happen to you, you’re lying to yourself.
You’ve already been hit, as you just learned the hard way from Facebook.
It’s cost U.S. businesses billions of dollars. Consumers are having their most private data exposed for the world to see. Credit cards, social security numbers, bank account information, even your child’s information in the hands of strangers.
Arguably, the threat is very real and expensive to fight.
Damages related to cybercrimes are expected to hit $6 trillion a year by 2021.
Unfortunately, despite the scale and potential harm of such attacks, many companies and government agencies still are not prepared.
Up to 75% of all U.S. companies are not prepared.
Up to 65% haven’t devoted the time or resources to prepare.
The latest cyber issue just hit Quest Diagnostics where the personal information of 11.9 million customers may have been compromised.
In fact, according to a press release:
“American Medical Collection Agency (AMCA), a billing collections service provider, has informed Quest Diagnostics that an unauthorized user had access to AMCA’s system containing personal information AMCA received from various entities, including from Quest. AMCA provides billing collections services to Optum360, which in turn is a Quest contractor. Quest and Optum360 are working with forensic experts to investigate the matter.”