Guest Column | November 5, 2015

All Signs Point To The Cloud: See Why Cloud-Based Security Is Replacing Antivirus

By Andrew Bagrin, Founder and CEO, My Digital Shield

Andrew Bagrin

It’s no secret that businesses of all shapes and sizes have opened their eyes to the importance of cybersecurity in light of what many industry experts have coined the “cyber breach epidemic.” Between the infamous Target breach that affected upwards of 40 million customers in 2014 to Home Depot’s compromise of 56 million credit card numbers, cybercriminals are making a name for themselves and showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon!

Looking back on 2014 alone, there were more than 600,000 cyber incidents that caught the attention of the Department of Homeland Security’s National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center. While alarming enough, that number still doesn’t account for all the small business breaches that we don’t see making headlines.

So, what’s the good news? Rather than sitting back and leaving sensitive data to chance, IT service providers and small businesses themselves are encouraged to take a proactive stance to staying protected and standing a fighting chance against emerging threats.

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