Cyber-crime is not a new phenomenon; but it is a rapidly growing trend. As our reliance on the internet grows, so does the complexity of our systems; and the potential for security breaches. Moreover, criminals are finding this type of crime easier to plan and execute than the more traditional forms of crime such as armed robbery or drugs trafficking where there is a greater degree of physical involvement and therefore exposure.
Cyber-criminals come in many shapes and sizes: the computer geek intent on wreaking havoc with a big corporation’s IT systems; the cyber-extortionist targeting wealthy individuals; the organized crime syndicate stealing data to sell on the highest bidder, whether another crime syndicate or a participant in a hostile acquisition.
To meet the needs of companies and individuals concerned about the risks of cyber-crime and its impact on their businesses and livelihoods, Security Exchange has developed ‘Cyber Safe’ to provide our clients with a comprehensive cyber risk management service.