Technology is a part of every facet of our lives – from our technologically savvy homes to hybrid careers and everything in between. Over the years the line between our online and offline lives has become indistinguishable, making cybersecurity one of the top concerns for societal well-being, economic prosperity, and national security.
This month is the 18th annual Cybersecurity Awareness Month, which is designed to educate and remind us to be cyber smart all year long. Cybersecurity Awareness Month is brought to you by the U.S. Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA).
Cybercriminals have created an influx of new threats as technologies and businesses have evolved to accommodate hybrid and remote work models in response to the pandemic. Ransomware is now one of the most common threats to any organization and in 2020, ransomware attacks cost $4.4 million on average. Cybersecurity Ventures, an organization that provides research and reports on cybercrimes, predicts that cybercrime, including ransomware, will cost the global economy $6 trillion dollars this year, which represents the greatest transfer of wealth in the history of mankind. By 2025, cybercrime will cost the world’s economy $10.5 trillion dollars annually.
With trillions of dollars at stake and security at risk, cybersecurity has become the number one issue for businesses, governments, and individuals. This month is a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure everyone has the resources to be safer and more secure online. This year’s theme, Do Your Part, Be Cyber Smart, reinforces the idea that cybersecurity is everyone’s responsibility. There are currently an estimated 5.2 billion internet users, which accounts for over 65% of the world’s population. This number will only grow, making the need for cybersecurity more important than ever.
For over 50 years, cybersecurity has remained a top concern for Compunetix. During that period of time, Compunetix has become the global leader in secure conferencing and collaboration solutions, including VoIP HD and encrypted video, all powered by superior technical design and managed with unsurpassed customer service. Dedicated to customer-focused and innovative technology, Compunetix engineers and manufactures all aspects of its conferencing equipment in-house in the United States.
Compunetix solutions are designed and manufactured at a military-grade security level based on the needs of the U.S. Federal Government. For additional reassurance, Compunetix utilizes an external cybersecurity firm to assess our products for vulnerabilities that could lead to a data security breach. For organizations concerned with public cloud security, our solutions can be deployed on-premises or on a private cloud. We provide this level of security across the board to all our customers to guarantee high-quality, reliable, and secure solutions.
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