We hear about cybersecurity all the time, and we know “everything” we need to do in order to make sure that we are safe from unscrupulous individuals who branch out their illegal activities online.
Or do we?
On a personal level, you might have to admit that you do not change your passwords regularly or that you use the same password across several accounts. We know what happens when hackers get into the databases of credit card companies and even gaming entities.
On a larger scale, cybersecurity is even a bigger issue.
As a matter of fact, government officials have pointed out that the scale of cyber threats is so large that the next Pearl Harbor may very well occur in cyberspace.
The importance of cybersecurity in real life cannot be emphasized enough, and this is what the following infographic focuses on.
The graphic places the spotlight on the growing number of cyber attacks and their effects on individuals and society as a whole. This can be attributed to the fact that it is much easier to gain access to the Internet these days, and with skilled hackers out there, cyber crime is becoming more and more prevalent.
Hence the rise of cybersecurity as an industry on its own.
Furthermore, the infographic provides proof to support the importance of cybersecurity in real life – numbers on cybercrime incidents and economic value, victims, and other essential points.
As an online worker, you may think that you’re all armored up against cyber threats, but do take a look at the graphic. You might learn a thing or two.