Cybercrime and data breach

Welcome to the machine

Some hackers steal data. Others hijack system resources. A few are vandals or pranksters. They use malware, guesswork or deception to exploit networks, and their methods are legion. Worms and viruses arrive as friendly attachments; then they wreak havoc. Phishers snag data using spoof emails. Packet sniffers grab it in transit. Trojan horses launch spyware or exploit vulnerable ports, and keyloggers track your typing. Rootkits force 'zombie' computers to send spam or stage denial-of-service attacks, unknown to their owners. And low-tech tactics, such as cracking passwords by trial and error or making crank calls to helpdesks to obtain passwords, are as formidable as their more sophisticated cousins. Combating cybercrime and data breaches can be a game of cat and mouse.

Take cybersecurity seriously

No system is impervious, and organizations need to keep on top of trends. PwC understands and manages cybersecutiry risks. We know the crimeware, and our vulnerability assessments promote awareness, preparedness and detection. We excel at data compliance and network investigations, and our experienced EnCase examiners, malware experts and former law enforcement professionals are skilled in digital forensics and cybercrime. Recognize and respond to security breaches, and keep hackers at bay.

Insights

2014 US State of Cybercrime Survey

2014 US State of Cybercrime Survey

While the number of cybercrime incidents and monetary losses associated with them continue to rise, most US organizations’ cybersecurity capabilities do not rival the persistence and technological skills of their cyber adversaries. According to the 2014 US State of Cybercrime Survey, only 38 percent of companies have a methodology to prioritize security investments based on risk and impact to business strategy. The survey is a collaborative effort with PwC, CSO magazine, the CERT® Division of the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, and the U.S. Secret Service.

Contact us

David Burg
Global Cybersecurity and Privacy Advisory Leader
Tel: +1 (703) 918 1067
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Richard Dorough
Managing Director
Tel: +1 (817) 877 2255
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Shane Sims
Principal
Tel: +1 (703) 918-6219
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