"Cybercrime may be the greatest threat to every company in the world." Ginni Rometty, Chairman, CEO & President - IBM
In 2015 CryptoWall alone collected 325 MILLION DOLLARS in ransom payments. In January - March of 2016 that number was already a staggering 250 MILLION DOLLARS.
"Three years ago The Wall Street Journal estimated the costs of cybercrime in the U.S. was approximately $100 billion dollars, but others dispute that it was as much as 10 times higher. By 2015 media forecasts showed that cyber-attacks costs had risen as high as $500 billion dollars. Juniper research recently predicted that the rapid digitization of consumers' lives and enterprise records will increase the cost of data breaches to $2.1 trillion globally by 2019, increasing to almost four times the estimated cost of breaches in 2015." - Forbes.