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Verizon CEO on how to boost your cybersecurity amid surging data breaches
Every business should plan for data breach ‘of some sort’: Verizon CEO
Verizon Business CEO Tami Erwin shares tips for protecting against cyber threats and encourages creating a security ‘framework.’
After one of the most well-recognized reports on cybersecurity found an alarming uptick in ransomware attacks, Verizon Business CEO Tami Erwin shared tips to prepare for and possibly prevent a digital problem that’s difficult to avoid.
"The thing that we're talking to our customers around the globe about doing is really creating a framework to manage cybersecurity," Erwin told FOX Business’ Maria Bartiromo in an exclusive interview on "Mornings with Maria" Tuesday.
"And the conversation we're having is, it's not if, it's when, because I think every business should plan that they will have a breach of some sort," the CEO continued.
Verizon Business’ Data Breach Investigations Report for 2022, released this week, found that ransomware attacks increased 13% year-over-year – an increase greater than the last five years combined.
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"Ransomware is a very easy thing to do. Steal the information and sell it back to the same person you stole it from," Erwin explained. "So it's something that we're seeing happen."