Today, as professionals, consumers, and citizens across the world, we find ourselves facing rapidly changing social and technological circumstances. Some - such as the increasing integration of new technologies across all aspects of our lives - are yielding greater opportunities and freedoms than ever before in the ways we live, connect, and work. Others, unfortunately, are increasing the security and economic risks we confront.
For example, the number of malware attacks blocked by Symantec grew a staggering 81 percent in 2011. Our groundbreaking study
on the price of cybercrime found that, each year, such activity costs society $388 billion in financial losses and lost time. Every second, 14 adults become a victim of cybercrime. In addition, electronic information is growing at a staggering rate. That’s your information – your financial data, your family photos, your small business’s proprietary information. READ MORE