Who’s Watching Your Home or Business?

01/06/2018 10:39:41

Criminals are watching. Why aren’t you?

A recent fascinating interview with a home burglar gives some insight into how thieves choose victims, break into their homes and what they hope to steal. First, the criminal looks for the privacy of an unoccupied and unprotected home. Ideally, he likes to enter through an unlocked door or window, but in a worst-case scenario he will break a window to enter. Once inside he goes straight for valuables like credit cards, cash, jewelry or prescription medicine.

On average it takes a burglar 8-12 minutes to get in, get all the valuables and get away safely. The helpful burglar concludes his interview by telling home-owners that he would likely leave a home alone if there is a security system or even a large dog in the house.

Homes without security systems are over 300% more likely to be broken into. Let’s apply these frightening statistics to a situation you are increasingly more likely to suffer in your lifetime; cyber-attack. While having your home burgled is frightening and potentially costly, consider the potential consequences of data breach, ransomware or malware attack on your business:

• By 2020 cyber-security professionals predict that ransomware will attack an organization every 14 seconds
• By 2021 cybercrime will cost businesses over $6 trillion annually
• Roughly 70% of cyber-crime crosses international borders
• Average data breaches costs organizations roughly $3.8 million
• 43% of cyber-attacks are on small businesses
• 36% increase in ransomware attacks in 2017
• 1-in-131 emails contains malware with roughly 230,000 new malware programs produced daily
• 81% of businesses do not have a system in place to protect against data breach or cyber attack

The effects of cyber-crime are far wider-reaching than you might expect. Aside from the financial loss you could potentially face fines and penalties for failing to adequately protect your customer data, not to mention losing the trust of your consumers. New directives like GDPR level penalties of up to 20,000,000 or up to 4% of your annual turnover if you are found lax in protecting customer data in your care. Just as you invest in protecting your home from thieves, so should you invest in protecting your business and livelihood – you won’t need to worry about thieves stealing your belongings if you lose your job, business and home to cyber-crime.

Founded in 2000 and a publicly traded company as of 2018 (SANGFOR STOCK CODE: 300454 (CH)) Sangfor is the global leading vendor of IT infrastructure solutions specializing in Cloud Computing and Network Security.  If you can decrease your chance of having your home robbed by 300% by simply purchasing a security system, why not put the same effort into protecting your business? See our website www.sangfor.com for more information on Sangfor security solutions and gain peace of mind for your business and your customers.


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