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Cybersecurity: The Lowdown on the Uptick

When it comes to cybersecurity, it’s no secret that business is booming. Industry reports show job postings for cybersecurity professionals have increased 74 percent in the last five years, and hundreds of thousands of positions now exist. But what does this growth mean for your business?

As the demand explodes, the industry is struggling to keep up, and as a result businesses may be paying for IT professionals that can’t adequately meet their security needs.

Cybercriminals Now Have a Bull’s-Eye on Small Business…Is Your Company’s Data at Risk?

In a December 2014 survey by the National Small Business Association, 61% of small businesses reported being victims of a cybercrime within the past 12 months.

The average cost to recover from a cyber-attack skyrocketed from $8,699 per attack in 2013 to $20,752 per attack in 2014. And, of the businesses targeted, 68% said they’d been hacked more than once.