SPRINGFIELD, Ill., June 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Organizations might wonder just how dangerous cybercrime can be. The short answer is: Very.
IBM estimates that businesses are attacked an average of 16,856 times a year, which works out to 46 attacks every day, or nearly two attacks an hour. The company has also found that the average total cost of a data breach in an organization is $7.01 million.
To provide even more detail on the dangers cybercrime poses for organizations in today's interconnected world, LRS IT Solutions is hosting seminars featuring Etay Maor, Executive Security Advisor for IBM and one of 17 IBM employees recently listed as "rock stars" by BusinessInsider.com.
A globally recognized expert in cybercrime, Maor watches active hack attacks and helps corporations defend against them. He also studies how different malicious groups use the internet and their own off-the-grid version known as the "dark net."
Joe Regan, Senior Manager for LRS IT Solutions, said Maor's message is vital for organizations to hear. "His insights will help everyone understand just how dangerous cybercriminals are," Regan said. "Even more important, he'll talk about the steps that can be taken to protect organizations and their data."
Regan noted that the seminar will also feature information from Carbon Helix, a partner of LRS IT Solutions. Carbon Helix offers cybersecurity solutions that help the largest organizations in the world safeguard their IT systems and data.
Seminars are scheduled for Thursday, July 14, in Madison, Wisconsin, and Friday, July 15, in Des Moines, Iowa. Details and registration are available at http://www.lrsitsolutions.com/Learn-More/Events.
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