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Top Cybersecurity Startups from Around the World

There was a time not long ago when the word ‘security’ was used in reference to physical locks and guards. One worried about their safe containing valuables getting broken into, or about needing physical protection as they’d travel to unfamiliar places. But with cybersecurity threats coming into the forefront in recent years, those older fears seem to pale in comparison. EY, in a 2018-19 report, found that 6.4 billion fake emails were sent every day – remember that the world population itself is 7.7 billion. According to the Cyberthreat Index for Business Survey, cybercrime and data breaches are more devastating and detrimental to small-and-medium-sized businesses in the US, than break-ins, or strikes, or even natural disasters. IBM and Ponemon Institute found that the global average cost of a data breach is $3.6 million, and this figure increases every year. On a global scale, cyberattacks, followed by data fraud or theft, were among the top 4 global risks, as listed by the World Economic Forum (WEF).

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