Cyber Security Expert, Paulius Petretis Reveals That Cybercrime Is Now One Of The World’s Leading Industries Leading To Even Greater Need For Cybersecurity

Paulius Petretis, leading cyber security expert and CEO of VORAS Consulting points to the increasing cybersecurity requirements companies are now faced with in an attempt to keep ahead of the sophisticated activity of cybercriminals. 

Vilnius, Lithuania – June 20, 2018 – Paulius Petretis, CEO of VORAS Consulting posted a new blog on the company website entitled “Cybersecurity More Crucial Than Ever,” in which Mr. Petretis  provides current statistics and circumstances as they exist in the world of cybercrime.

Petretis writes, “Businesses today are required to focus as much on protecting themselves from cybercriminal activity as they are in providing products and services to their clients.” He adds, “That’s because cybercrime is an industry in and of itself with earnings equal to Russia’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), around $1.5 trillion per year.”

According to Petretis, “No longer can organizations have a singular focus. Attempting to stay at least a half step ahead of the cybercriminals is a fulltime endeavor.”

Petretis states, “According to a recent article on darkreading.com, “Cybercrime is now a profitable underground economy. The fabled “darknet” provides the platform for transactions, the place where demand meets supply. The evolving cybercrime-as-a-service model offers everything from distributed denial-of-service attacks and malware to shiploads of stolen data sets on demand. Today, engaging in cybercrime is as simple as legitimate e-commerce.” https://www.darkreading.com/cloud/cybercrime-is-skyrocketing-as-the-world-goes-digital/a/d-id/1331905

“The cybercrime world is so organized,” says Petretis, “that it is becoming more and more difficult to determine legitimate from illegitimate business platforms.”

The entire blog can be read at http://pauliuspetretis.freeua.agency/cybersecurity-more-crucial-than-ever/

 Paulius Petretis

Paulius Petretis is an Information security expert, Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM®), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA®), Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT(CGEIT®) and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC®), Guest speaker at various conferences and seminars, Trainer at information security related training courses.

According to the annual survey initiated by the Info Security Europe, a whopping 93% of large organizations and 76% of small businesses had at least a single information security breach in 2011. Only 18% of the organizations affected by the infringements related to data protection laws had a consistent and effective contingency plan in place. According to Paulius, information is not something static – it evolves and mutates every day. It is the ecosystem of every business and if a single cell fails, it can bring down the entire business.

Therefore ensuring a consistent and up-to-date information protection policy must be the priority for all businesses – no matter how big or small they are. As it might be unrealistic to believe that any young or experienced entrepreneur can be the jack of all trades, the really smart decision is to rely on specialists who dedicate their professional lives to getting to know everything there is to know about protecting important business information.

With more than 16 years of experience in helping people, small businesses, and government organizations to protect their business secrets, Paulius believes that information security must help businesses achieve goals but not vice versa.

 

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Cyber Security Expert, Paulius Petretis Offers Tech Savvy Tips For Travelers During The Busy Summer Vacation Season

Paulius Petretis, leading cyber security expert and CEO of VORAS Consulting recognizes that cybercriminals do not confine themselves to the corporate arena and he provides a series of tips that can help travelers protect themselves from becoming victims while traveling.

Vilnius, Lithuania – June 18, 2018 – Paulius Petretis, CEO of VORAS Consulting posted a new article on the company website entitled “How To Be Tech Savvy While Traveling.” Mr. Petretis steps outside the corporate arena knowing that cybercriminals do as well. 

Petretris acknowledges that stealing credit card info, hacking into financial information and private information that can lead to identity theft and other serious problems is not confined to the corporate arena. He writes, “Since our business is exclusively dealing in the corporate arena, you may be surprised to be exposed to tips for the home environment.” He adds elaborating, “Well, not even the home environment, but for the travel season. Those of us involved in cybersecurity know that the criminals do not confine themselves to the corporate arenas. In fact, much of the information they gather that allows them to steal money and hack into corporate IT data comes from social media.”

“With that in mind,” says Petrtetis, “I’m offering tips to help keep you and those with whom you travel, be it family, business associates or friends safe during this busy travel and vacation season.” He continues adding, “Every person in the family is on the Internet pretty much 24/7. It is important to limit tech use while traveling for safety purposes. Nothing has the power to ruin a family vacation faster than stolen data, credit card info, or devices.”

The entire article can be read at http://pauliuspetretis.freeua.agency/how-to-be-tech-savvy-while-traveling/

 

Paulius Petretis

Paulius Petretis is an Information security expert, Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM®), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA®), Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT(CGEIT®) and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC®), Guest speaker at various conferences and seminars, Trainer at information security related training courses.

According to the annual survey initiated by the Info Security Europe, a whopping 93% of large organizations and 76% of small businesses had at least a single information security breach in 2011. Only 18% of the organizations affected by the infringements related to data protection laws had a consistent and effective contingency plan in place. According to Paulius, information is not something static – it evolves and mutates every day. It is the ecosystem of every business and if a single cell fails, it can bring down the entire business.

Therefore ensuring a consistent and up-to-date information protection policy must be the priority for all businesses – no matter how big or small they are. As it might be unrealistic to believe that any young or experienced entrepreneur can be the jack of all trades, the really smart decision is to rely on specialists who dedicate their professional lives to getting to know everything there is to know about protecting important business information.

With more than 16 years of experience in helping people, small businesses, and government organizations to protect their business secrets, Paulius believes that information security must help businesses achieve goals but not vice versa.

 

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Cybersecurity More Crucial Than Ever

Businesses today are required to focus as much on protecting themselves from cybercriminal activity as they are in providing products and services to their clients. That’s because cybercrime is an industry in and of itself with earnings equal to Russia’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), around $1.5 trillion per year.

No longer can organizations have a singular focus. Attempting to stay at least a half step ahead of the cybercriminals is a fulltime endeavor.

According to a recent article on darkreading.com, “Cybercrime is now a profitable underground economy. The fabled “darknet” provides the platform for transactions, the place where demand meets supply. The evolving cybercrime-as-a-service model offers everything from distributed denial-of-service attacks and malware to shiploads of stolen data sets on demand. Today, engaging in cybercrime is as simple as legitimate e-commerce.” https://www.darkreading.com/cloud/cybercrime-is-skyrocketing-as-the-world-goes-digital/a/d-id/1331905

The cybercrime world is so organized that it is becoming more and more difficult to determine legitimate from illegitimate business platforms. In fact, Marc Wilczek, the author of the darkreading.com article says it best when he writes, “The global crime economy has become a self-perpetuating organism — an interlinked web of profit where the boundary between the legitimate and illegitimate is often unclear.” https://www.darkreading.com/cloud/cybercrime-is-skyrocketing-as-the-world-goes-digital/a/d-id/1331905

Unfortunately, the lightning speed rate of increasing dependency on the availability and performance of IT infrastructure among legitimate enterprises is making matters worse.  All it takes is one clueless or one ill-intentioned employee and a couple of wrong clicks to take a company offline or flood it with malware.

The stakes have never been higher which means the need for cybersecurity has never been greater. Your cybersecurity team will have to be able to provide fresh, intelligent and nimble approaches to address the ever more sophisticated attacks. Whether you are just establishing cybersecurity or need a fresh approach, call our offices to set up a consultation.