Today, we are more interconnected than ever before.

Many things in our lives depend on digital technology, which makes cybersecurity one of our country’s most important national security priorities. The U.S. government has spent $130 billion on cybersecurity over the past decade. The FY20 budget is over $17 billion for cyber-related activities, and because some cyber funding is classified, this amount does not represent the entire U.S. cybersecurity budget.

We shop from our homes, bank from our smart phones, and engage friends from around the world through social networks. Cybersecurity involves protecting that information by preventing, detecting, and responding to attacks.

Statistics to Consider

59% of employees steal proprietary corporate data when they quit or are fired.
Global ransomware damage costs are predicted to hit $20 billion in 2021, up from $11.5 billion in 2019
92% of successful hacks & data breaches stem from email phishing scams that lure recipients to click a link, open a document, or forward information
By 2023, it is predicted over 146 billion records are expected to be exposed through data breaches.
More than 500,000 U.S. cybersecurity jobs remain unfilled. The cybersecurity labor shortage is driving corporations to seek outsourced security solutions.