How SolarWinds Hack Has Reshaped Congress’ Cybersecurity Agenda

Several cybersecurity experts have described the recent SolarWinds hack as one of the worst supply chain attacks on U.S. government agencies and private organizations. Even as more details continue to emerge about the breach, it's quite clear that the 117th Congress will prioritize legislation to prevent similar onslaughts on U.S. technologies.

Cybercrime Costs Will Jump Over The Next 5 Years

If you thought cybercrime was already costly, prepare yourself for this. According to a Cybersecurity Ventures survey, the high cost of cybercrime across the globe is expected to rise by 15% each year for the next five years. By 2025, cybercrime could cost the world $10.5 trillion each year, according to this report.

LeadingIT Launches New IT Support Strategies To Conform With Cybersecurity Predictions For 2021 And Beyond

CHICAGO, Ill., Jan. 11, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LeadingIT, a Chicagoland cybersecurity and IT support company, today refreshed their previously launched cybersecurity measures to help its clients curb the increasing menace of cyberattacks. The launch comes when internet usage and online networking rose to unprecedented levels following the stay-at-home orders and other COVID-19 containment measures.

Low Confidence In The US Government As One-Third Of Americans’ Personal Data Accessed Illegally

A study carried out by the independent educational charity Demos indicates that people in the US are surrendering to cybercrime.1 Individuals and companies also lack confidence in their government's ability to intervene and provide law enforcement and the legal system with the resources and skills needed to catch and prosecute data breach perpetrators.

With Cybercrime On The Rise, How Can You Protect Your Chicago Organization?

How vulnerable is your organization to a cyberattack? With the number of cyberattacks continually on the rise, it's no longer a matter of if your organization will be targeted, but when. According to Accenture’s study, over the past five years, security breaches have increased by 65%.1 These attacks have had devastating effects on a company, such as disruption of business, a damaged business reputation leading to loss of clients, decreased sales and profits, and lawsuits.