Do-it-yourself is a popular mantra among many people building websites, doing home renovations, or marketing artistic and cultural products. Unfortunately, however, it is not an appropriate approach for some things; like network security. Just like a home renovation DIY project gone horribly wrong, organizations taking on cybersecurity roles outside of their core competency could cause themselves ruinous, avoidable expense.
Some companies make the decision to be wholly responsible for their network security intentionally, perhaps due to cost considerations, or a lack of understanding about the frequency and harm of security incidents. For some companies, it was simply neglected, or a tiny startup in stealth mode grew too quickly for management to keep up with all demands.
The cost of network downtime for enterprises is $5,600 per minute, which is close to $300,000 per hour.
According to Gartner research, the cost of network downtime for enterprises is $5,600 per minute, on average, which is close to $300,000 per hour. Worse, Ponemon research found that the average total cost of a data breach in 2016 was $4 million. Protecting against that kind of risk is a job for professionals. Keeping a network secure can be easy. You just have to have the right help.