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Information security is a critical business asset and must be a top priority for all organizations — large and small. Yet many small businesses underestimate the potential for cyber risk and have inadequate coverage (or none at all) to protect them from cyberattacks. Ransomware attacks are on the rise and are a serious threat to the nation's economy, infrastructure and national security. In 2020, the estimated cost of ransomware attacks on both public and private institutions in the U.S. was $19.5 billion, according to a report by the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Reform. The average cost of a data breach, IBM Security reports, increased from $3.86 million to $4.24 million from 2020-2021. 

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