Cybersecurity: ‘They’ are Coming for You

Jul 30, 2019 | Uncategorized

I usually reserve this space to comment on some larger business or economic issue. Rarely do I use it to promote a Chamber event or product. But, sometimes the two merge, like the issue of cyber security.

Consider these stats (courtesy of cybintsolutions):

  • 95% of breached records came from three industries in 2016 – government, retail, technology.
  • There is a hacker attack every 39 seconds.
  • Since 2013, there are 3,809,448 records stolen from breaches every day. That’s 158,727 per hour, 2,645 per minute and 44 every second of every day.
  • 95% of cyber security breaches are due to human error.

Cybercrime has become the biggest threat most companies face.

The Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce is teaming up with the Larimer County Sheriff’s Department and the FBI to produce a “Cyber Security Summit” on September 25, 2019 10 AM – 2 PM at The Ranch.

If you are interested in being a sponsor, having a booth, or attending, go to

First National Bank and EKS&H (now Plante Moran) are Presenting Sponsors.

If you think cybercrime just happens to ‘the big guys’ consider this: 43% of cyber attacks target small business (cybintsolutions).

Fight back. Join us for the Cyber Security Summit on September 25.