Cyber Safety Personal Security in Cyberspace

September 2016 © Winnebago County DoIT

During the year of 2016, 383 companies in 12 countries that participated in the Ponemon survey experienced a 29% increase in the total cost related to data breaches since 2013. Personally identifiable information - names, emails, credit card numbers and passwords were stolen. The Ponemon Institute estimates that each record lost has an average value of $221. Ponemon also reports that most data breaches continue to be caused by criminal and malicious attacks. These breaches take longer to detect and contain and are more costly to resolve. The intent of this webpage is to give you resources to learn more about what you can do to protect yourself. You may download the full study using the Ponemon Institute link below.
Please download our Personal Security in Cyberspace informational brochure.
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