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It’s the ‘Witching Hour’…for Cyber Security

MarthaAviles ‎10-22-2013 11:53 AM - edited ‎09-25-2015 08:35 AM

For many of us in the U.S., October means Fall weather, the changing of the leaves, and Halloween. But October is also Cyber Security Awareness Month. As we carve our pumpkins into scary jack-o-lanterns, and our little ones dream up of what fantastical creature they’ll be for Halloween, something even more frightening lurks in the darkness…Cybercrime. (Okay, a hockey-mask-wearing killer with a theme song would be scary, too, but I digress…) However, unlike the hordes of trick-or-treaters that can remove their scary costumes and reveal an innocent child, we can’t do that with hackers. In fact, there’s nothing innocent about hackers at all. They hide their codes within the depths of our data—successfully masking their tricks, and leaving no ‘treats,’ whatsoever. What they DO leave in their wake is startling…

The 4th annual Cost of Cyber Crime study, conducted by the Ponemon Institute and sponsored by HP Enterprise Security, reveals just how frightening cybercrime has become. The results show that the average cost of a cyberattack is now around $11.6 million dollars. And attacks have escalated to approximately 122 successful attacks per week; showing a 26 percent yearly increase in attacks! When you see numbers like this, is really makes you ask, “Is my organization protected? How safe are we?”


With those questions in mind, I invite you to join us on October 29th, for a one-hour webinar in which HP will discuss the results of the 4th Annual Cost of Cyber Crime Study. We’ll touch on topics such as how long it takes to respond to an attack, how to fully neutralize and attack, and how you can take proactive action with advanced security intelligence solutions.

It’s time to unmask the hackers, and make cybercrime less frightening!


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