The economic impact of a successful breach is one of the easiest to quantify. It’s also increasing constantly, with analysts predicting the cost of cybercrime globally will exceed $6 trillion annually by 2021, a 100% increase from 2015. Much of this cybercrime is perpetrated on or through the endpoint, with an end goal typically of either data exfiltration or encrypting the data and charging a ransom (often it’s both).
*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from Morphisec Moving Target Defense Blog authored by Matthew Delman. Read the original post at: https://blog.morphisec.com/counting-the-cost-of-endpoint-security-breaches