Operational disruptions, damaged reputations, data theft, financial loss, and regulatory fines — headlines worldwide have covered every possible downfall of a growing number of successful cyber attacks. Thanks to the media, awareness of the importance of personal data and its value is opening up the eyes of executives, as well as their employees and customers.
Year after year, data breaches become messier, bigger, and more dangerous — and no business or person is immune from cybersecurity attacks. In fact, any form of cyber crime can impact over half of the world’s population. That’s roughly 3.8 billion people, up from 2 billion in 2015 — and that attack population will grow to 75 percent as another 2.2 billion people gain access to the internet by 2022.