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  • Jamie Horner

Top Cybersecurity Myths: Busted

Myth 1: Security diminishes productivity.

Truth: Enhanced cybersecurity should integrate seamlessly, HiCLIFF also helps boost productivity. Not to mention the loss in productivity a cyber breach can have on operation in comparison.

Myth 2: Cyberattacks are only caused by external threats.

Truth: Insider threats are on the rise, a cyberattack can very well start from someone you know (employees, vendors, integrators, visitors, etc.).

Myth 3: Criminals only attack large businesses.

Truth: No business, no matter how large or small, is immune to hacking attempts and malicious attacks.

Myth 4: Anti-virus software is enough to secure my business.

Truth: Anti-virus software is a good start, but can only protect you from a unique type of cyber threat to assets that support agents, this does not help in new types of attacks where IoT and AV assets are targeted.

Myth 5: Cybersecurity is too expensive.

Truth: The cost of good cybersecurity is nothing compared to a successful attack. The average cost of a breach in 2021 is $4.24 million, therefore cybersecurity offers a huge ROI.

Myth 6: You don't require cybersecurity because you have never been attacked.

Truth: You could easily be the next target. Cybercrime is on the rise and becoming more and more sophisticated, it isn't a matter of if it is a matter of when.

Myth 7: You have achieved total cybersecurity!

Truth: There is no such thing as total or perfect cybersecurity against cyberattacks. As mentioned above cyber attacks are becoming more sophisticated and criminals are adopting new strategies, therefore organizations must remain vigilant and continue to develop their defense-in-depth cyber strategy.

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