CyberSecurity: Statistics in Depth Cyberattacks are on the rise, especially for businesses with less than 250 employees. In fact, there was a 38 percent rise in cyberattacks from 2014 to 2015. According to a recent study released by IBM, the average cost of a data breach is now $4 million.The study also reports that the average cost incurred for each lost or stolen record containing sensitive and confidential information is now $158. There’s no doubt that it’s more important than ever to have effective cybersecurity plans, policies, processes, and technology in place. To help you understand the essential role that you play in your organization’s cybersecurity defense, we put together an infographic with the latest statistics and tips to keep you protected. Mike Wallen Mike Wallen is a Business Solutions Manager at Aureon Technology. Mike is enthusiastic and passionate about helping small to medium-sized businesses eliminate the hassle, waste, and headaches of all things technology in their business to create a worry-free environment. Mike has 15+ years of experience in IT, with a focus on healthcare, law firms, nonprofits/charity, and general small to medium-sized business. He believes in listening to his clients' needs first, then aligning those business needs with business processes and technology solutions. Mike considers himself a true business efficiency and technology architect. Aureon Technology provides end to end IT and communications solutions and has locations throughout the Midwest including Des Moines, Omaha, and Kansas City. Aureon strives to take care of your technology and back office needs so you can focus on what you do best.