Recognizing and Combating Cybercrime
National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) wrapped up last week, and the Week 3 theme focused on “Recognizing and Combating Cybercrime.” The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) along with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have spotlighted different forms of cybercrime that are being committed around the world while educating businesses on crime prevention best practices.
Cybercrime continues to evolve, and it’s only going to become a bigger force in the future. The cost of data breaches has already quadrupled from 2013 to 2015, and according to a study conducted by Juniper Research, cybercrime costs will continue to quadruple through 2019, reaching 2.1 trillion globally.
“As cybercriminals sharpen their hacking skills, we must take stronger precautions to protect our information and all of our connected devices,” said Michael Kaiser, executive director of NCSA. “There are simple things everyone can do to better safeguard their key accounts, devices and apps, like keeping software up to date, turning on strong authentication and exercising extreme caution when reading messages containing links or requests for information.”
Infographic: Cybercrime Investigation
Our infographic below takes you through the key cybercrime trends of 2016 and offers additional tips for fighting back.