How We Can Prevent Cyber Crime


As we delve deeper and deeper into this digital age, cyber security infrastructure becomes more and more important. A strong cyber security infrastructure could help to halt cyber crime before it even begins, giving potential criminals less ins into important information. Cyber security infrastructure could keep private and important information safe, and out of the wrong hands.

In recent years, cyber crime has become more and more of a problem. In fact, it is estimated that just between the years of 2015 and 2016, ransomware attacks increased by 300%, so much so that the FBI has been keeping track of the rising ransomware attack rate. The growing numbers of cyber crime victims as well as the criminals themselves can be linked to the increase in near constant use of differing forms of technology, from smart phones to personal computers. In 2015, three years ago, there were already more than 15 billion devices connected to the internet and by 2025 this number is expected to increase to more than 75 billion. In 2017, nearly 4 billion people around the world were connected to the internet, meaning that more than half of the world has internet access. With more and more people using technology and the internet on a regular basis, cybersecurity companies have become more and more of a necessity. Unfortunately, many a cybersecurity company has been finding it difficult to fill all the necessary positions, and as of now there are around 200,000 vacant cyber security jobs waiting to be filled, with job postings up by nearly 75%. This number is expected to increase to around one million by 2019, a scant couple years from now.

The lack of a network access protection service provided whenever necessary, and the lack of the people to fill those jobs has cost a significant amount of money. In fact, by 2021 it is projected that damage from cyber crime will cost around six trillion dollars – every single year. In 2007 alone the United States government spend more than seven million dollars trying to combat cyber attacks, and in 2016 they spent an astounding twenty eight billion dollars. Nearly half of all financial institutions have experienced a breech, and more than ten percent have found themselves to be victims of more than one breach.

Fortunately, the implementation of stronger cyber security infrastructure can help to halt the rate at which cyber crimes are being committed. If the right cyber security infrastructure is implemented consistently around the world, it is likely that rates of cyber crime will begin to drop. Already nearly 300 billion passwords are in use, meaning that people are becoming more and more conscious of the need to protect their information from cyber theft and cyber crime. In the coming years, the knowledge of how to keep crucial and vital information and data safe will grow, and cyber criminals will hopefully find it not so easy to hack into databases and steal information.

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