Cybercrime in 2023: A Growing Threat to Businesses of All Sizes

December 18, 2023
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Cybercrime is rising, putting businesses of all sizes at risk. In 2023, the cost of cybercrime worldwide is estimated to reach $13 trillion, according to Statista. And it’s not just large corporations that are being targeted. Consequently, small businesses are also at risk; however they are often less equipped to defend themselves against cyberattacks.

Why are businesses vulnerable to cybercrime?

There are a number of reasons why businesses are vulnerable to cybercrime. Firstly, one reason is that businesses have valuable data, such as customer information, financial data, and intellectual property. Criminals target this data to sell on the dark web for profit or to commit fraud, such as identity theft, account takeover fraud etc.

Businesses are also vulnerable due to complex IT systems. These systems often have multiple vulnerabilities, including diverse databases and software applications. Additionally, cybercriminals are constantly looking for new ways to exploit these vulnerabilities and get access to these systems.

What vulnerabilities are criminals looking for?

Criminals are looking for a variety of vulnerabilities. Two common vulnerabilities are:

For instance, criminals exploit these vulnerabilities to commit crimes such as:

How can businesses protect themselves from cybercrime?

Cybercrime is a serious threat to businesses of all sizes, and the cost of a cyberattack can far outweigh the cost of taking preventive measures.

Businesses can protect themselves from cybercrime by implementing several measures. These include:

Cybercrime is a serious threat to businesses of all sizes. Businesses of all sizes need to be aware of the risks and take steps to protect themselves and reduce their risk of being victims of cybercrime.

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