What is Cybercrime?

Cybercrime is a catch-all term used to describe any criminal activity using computers. Cybercriminals who operate as lone individuals or as members of extensive national and international criminal gangs are responsible for cybercrime. The goals of cybercrime are to defraud people and organizations for the criminal’s financial gain. The theft of sensitive personal data and intellectual property are also drivers of cybercrime.

The main cybercrime techniques are Phishing, Malware, Ransomware (a type of Malware), Malvertising, Scareware, Spyware, Cryptojacking, and more. In many countries, the level of cybercrime is close to half of all the crimes reported. The level of threat and attacks by cybercriminals will only increase in the future. No organization of any size or from any sector is immune from cybercrime. The private sector, Federal and local government, and the health sectors are all targets for cybercriminals, and all sectors need to take steps to defend their IT systems


About Critical Insight

Critical Insight is the only cybersecurity-as-a-service provider that prepares, monitors and responds to cyber threats, going beyond SOC-as-a-service offerings typical of Managed Detection and Response (MDR) offerings.

With a focus on organizations that deliver critical services – hospitals, local governments, utilities, school systems, and more – we provide end-to-end support to those with limited security teams or budgets to handle threats proactively and as they occur.

Based in Bremerton and Seattle, Washington, Critical Insight is a venture-backed company founded by former CISOs in the public sector. We are committed to training new analysts and providing the most up-to-date cybersecurity protection.

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