3 painful facts about cybercrime

Cato Networks | General news
February 9, 2022
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Is your organization resistant to cybercrime? If you think so, how sure are you? There are more than 2 million companies in the Netherlands, of which more than 3,000 have more than 250 employees. Research by CBS shows that large companies with more than 250 employees are more often the target of cybercriminals than smaller companies. Larger companies have more sites, more hardware, and thus more potential vulnerabilities to hack.

1. Cybercrime in the Netherlands

Of the large organizations, 8% annually encounter cybercrime from outside – think of malware and phishing emails. 

“The loss of a laptop can be a source for cybercriminals”

25% of organizations with more than 250 employees annually deal with cybercrime due to internal causes – such as failure of IT systems or losing a laptop or passwords.

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2. Bad preparation against cybercrime

Did you know that only 12% of organizations in the Netherlands are well prepared against cybercrime? That are 240,000 organizations; 1.76 million organizations have their security insufficiently in order. This is apparent from research by ABN Amro

“Just 12% is prepared!”

Organizations with good security have achieved this by applying technical solutions – such as network and security in the Cloud – security protocols and employee awareness. With this 12%, the Netherlands is far behind in Europe when it comes to taking active action against cybercrime.


3. Focus on primary sites

Many organizations with traditional firewalls invest in the security of primary sites (headquarters, data centers, etc.) and save on the security of smaller sites, which also have access to the corporate network. You need to include these smaller locations in the same

security policy as the primary sites. Otherwise, they are a potential vulnerability and a preferred target for cybercriminals.

“Small sites also have access to the corporate network”

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Do you take the next step to be protected against cybercrime?

These 3 facts show that there is still a lot to be gained in digital security. You can achieve the first profit by switching to SASE, a cloud-based platform with network and security functionalities. Do you want to know why Cato SASE Cloud is the right solution? Read our blog about ‘4 reasons to choose for Cato SASE Cloud’.

As you can see, Cato SASE Cloud offers lots of possibilities. If you have any questions or if you’d be interested in a no-obligation chat with one of our experts about what we have to offer, just get in touch by phone +31 (0) 20 226 1551 or by mail sales@horizontelecom.nl. Or schedule an online meeting if you prefer.

Author | Mike Nuijs
Marketing & Communications Specialist

As a Marketing Communications Specialist at Horizon Telecom, my mission is to create great content to inform enterprise customers worldwide about our smart, efficient, and future-proof end-to-end connectivity solutions by writing.

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