The cybersecurity war is showing no sign of a truce. So, organizations need to continue to arm themselves with a watertight defense, while ensuring that their customers are fully protected too – we all know the consequences if hackers manage to find a way through.
Except many companies aren’t too sure how much a cyber-attack would cost them – and it’s often a lot more than they think.
Research from Webroot shows that three-quarters of IT decision-makers believe that cyber-attacks will cost their company less than US$1 million, with nearly a quarter (22%) of them not expecting to have to pay more than US$100,000. The average estimate was US$579,099. In fact, the average annual losses per US company that experienced a cyber-attack in 2016 was $15.4 million, according to Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
Lachezar Lozanov, Global Director Enterprise Security Services, Tek Experts, suggests why companies are so far out with their estimates.
He said: “Cyber criminals have adopted new tactics including ransomware attacks which are proving very costly for businesses. Companies need to adapt their security strategies and educate their employees accordingly to ensure they don’t fall victim to an attack which could cost them millions of dollars.”
Additional security support
It pays to have a security strategy that leaves no room for doubt. Sometimes that means acquiring external security support.
Tek Experts has a proven track record in helping companies deliver safe and secure environments, providing specialist and dedicated security support services and training to ensure optimum use of investment.
“Tek Experts’ international team of security experts has extensive experience working with major blue-chip companies, delivering global security support programs that care for their customers across the world,” Lachezar explains.
“We also supply end-to-end security support solutions to some of the world’s biggest companies who are operating in some of the most at-risk industries.”
Tek Experts’ security support services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, providing support for all major platforms.
What makes Tek Experts different from the rest?
Tek Experts’ security support services are designed to our clients’ business needs and is an extension of our software support services. We will work alongside you to implement a cost-effective security solution. We adopt a highly scalable, targeted and focused approach to managing all aspects of your security support, so that we can easily evolve with your business.