You don’t need to read another cybersecurity article to know that you need online protection. Even though California is launching a cybersecurity center to stay one step ahead, merely keeping up with threats is no longer enough. In today’s digital age, the importance of protecting yourself from cyber-attacks is crucial. Here are the top 5 reasons why you need online protection:
1. Peace of mind
Even if you’re never the target of a cyber attack, simply knowing that you can enjoy a private and open internet is enough peace of mind in itself. We believe that everyone has the right to access information in a private and secure manner. If you use the Internet at coffee shops, airports, hotels, or co-working spots, you’re at risk of attack, and it’s no longer sufficient to leverage only traditional security solutions. When you use online protection like using Keezel, you lessen this risk and gain more peace of mind.
2. More people are tech savvy
Companies of all sizes have embraced the cloud and open source has become the standard for infrastructure software. More people are becoming technically savvy, and more internet users are learning how to hack into systems and databases.
But just because more people are tech savvy doesn’t mean that more people let down their guard. According to a study in the International Journal of Communication titled “Explaining the Privacy Paradox with Online Apathy,” young adults take more security measures for their online privacy than their elders. According to the study, people between 13 and 35 do care about keeping some control over their information and take measures to protect their privacy online, even as they sense that most such measures are imperfect solutions.
3. AI and Machine Learning are sophisticated and getting quicker
The pace of innovation has never been quicker. While it’s important to embrace trends it’s also crucial to stay protected from cyberthreats. The good news is that response times for attacks are getting quicker. According to a study done by IBM:
The top cybersecurity challenge today and tomorrow is reducing average incident response and resolution times—despite the fact that 80 percent say their incident response speeds are much faster than two years ago.
Your information needs to be protected, encrypted, managed and safeguarded especially because of the advancements in technology. According to IBM, openness is an issue of traditional tools like security information and event management (SIEM) software products. They were not built to let other products or sophisticated machine learning models reuse the data they collect. Enterprises can leverage an open source ecosystem to break down traditional, expensive cybersecurity analytics in order to detect a new breed of sophisticated attacks.
4. The iOT is becoming a major issue
The Internet of Things (IoT) is just going to get bigger. According to The Subcommittee on Information Technology, by the year 2020, the number of internet-connected devices is estimated to exceed 20 billion. While the federal government invests in a number of IoT products to improve facilities and reduce costs, there is no industry-wide security standard to ensure the government is purchasing secure IoT devices.
5. It’s a crucial part of business strategy
We believe that you should be in charge of deciding what you want to do online. The Keezel team believes in the importance of a secure, private and open internet, for both businesses and consumers.
If you are interested learning more about how we can implement robust security measures for your organization, please consider investing in Keezel. The Keezel product turns out to have been one of the most successful Indiegogo campaigns (top 0.1% campaigns), beating its goal (1900%!) raising more than $1 million USD revenue from over 5000 customers in 100 countries.