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Cyber Risk Assessments are a Critical Component of All Cybersecurity Programs

Many companies remain overwhelmed by the prospect of developing a cybersecurity program. Too many still see cyber crime as an IT issue, and simply defer to that department. Cybersecurity is most definitely an information security issue and it must be treated as such. Failure to recognize this concept almost ensures a weak cybersecurity program that remains highly vulnerable to breaches.

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It remains readily apparent that cyber risk remains a top concern for businesses of all sizes. The 2017 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report notes that 61% of breaches were against companies with less than 1000 employees. This means that cyber breach is not a just a problem just for the Fortune 500, and any smaller businesses that see it that way are out of touch and likely a sitting duck.

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