Would you believe 27% of firms are willing to bear the cost of some financial losses due to cybercrime because it’s less than the cost of upgrading data security IT systems.
A survey conducted by Kaspersky Lab asked 3,900 participants across 27 countries about the obstacles they face in IT asset management and maintenance and in allocating resources to various issues like data security.
Primary concerns of IT leaders
“Protecting highly sensitive data”
“Preventing IT security breaches”
While the survey found 93% of financial services organizations experienced cyberthreats in the past year, IT leaders expressed they were not eager to increase data security efforts for reasons largely to do with cost.
Even the larger businesses and enterprises surveyed would take the cost of some financial losses due to cybercrime over the cost of upgrading IT systems.
GENERAL ATTITUDES TOWARDS IT SECURITY
Ross Hogan, global head of fraud prevention at Kaspersky Lab, commented “if these organizations considered the ‘total cost of fraud,’ which includes not only financial losses, but operational costs, legal and regulatory impact, reputation damage, customer attrition, the increased cost of acquiring new customers, and the overall emotional toll and loss of morale, they would certainly think and act differently.”
Enterprise Asset Services
Whether your enterprise’s main challenge is data security, value maximization or IT disposal, HOBI’s enterprise asset management services is your solution.
HOBI, the leading IT asset management and disposal provider since 1992, has built an all-encompassing process for handling enterprise IT assets. EASE, or enterprise asset services, presents enterprises around the world with the opportunity to partner with a company utilizing best industry practices and have their enterprise asset needs met all in one place.
The workplace is becoming flooded with IT assets that store massive amounts of data. So much that nearly half of small businesses have experienced some sort of data loss. With over 130 million devices discard each year, how are you sure your company’s sensitive information isn’t lying in some landfill across the world? HOBI’s certified data erasure and destruction process mitigates the risk of a data breach, while staying compliant with environmental and government regulations. In fact, HOBI has had zero data leaks in our company’s 22-year history.
EASE provides enterprises with a complete spectrum of services from asset management and repair to data erasure and recycling.
- Data Security & Erasure
- Data Center Relocations
- Data Management
- Forward Deployment
- Remarketing and Resale
- Reporting & Compliance
- Risk Mitigation
- Technical Services
HOBI International, Inc., an R2/RIOS and ISO 14001 certified firm, has more than 20 years experience in enterprise asset management and disposition. The company’s pioneering enterprise asset process makes HOBI the leader in its industry. HOBI’s professionals are trained in value maximization and will set up customized enterprise asset service programs based on client needs.