Cybersecurity is the practice of protecting networks and systems connected to the internet by predicting, detecting, and intercepting cyberattacks through technical tools such as firewalls and threat detection services.
Cyberattacks usually get access to a company’s systems in order to steal information, as well as damage or destroy data, sensitive information, and misconfigure security settings, impacting the operation, finances, and reputation of companies.
Cybersecurity is based on three fundamental goals: confidentiality, integrity, and availability.
- According to Cybersecurity Ventures, cybercrime will cost the world in excess of $6 trillion annually by 2021.
- According to Cybersecurity Ventures, nearly half of all cyberattacks are committed against small businesses.
- According to Webroot, approximately 1.5 million new phishing sites are created each month.
- According to Get Cyber Safe, 56 per cent of Canadians report being victim of a virus, spyware or malware.