“The number of devastating cyberattacks is surging — and it’s likely to get much worse.” so reports CNBC.

The SEC says it’s been hacked. News about the Equifax hacking is getting even worse. What can you and your company do to keep from becoming a victim? WRAL TechWire’s cybersecurity event will offer you access to executives who can offer answers.

The SEC on Wednesday reported the hacking

The Wall Street Journal says hackers were inside Equifax for months.

And check out the latest statistics as reported by research firm Gemalto for the first half of this year:

  • 918 data breaches
  • 1.9 billion data records compromised
  • Attacks are up 164 percent year-over-year

All the news and data are reasons why you should attend WRAL TechWire’s next Executive Exchange event which tackles the issue head-on.

Want more bad news?

A recent report from consulting firm McKinsey & Company stresses the increasing importance of cybersecurity for corporate networks as the Internet of Things becomes ever-more pervasive. ​

“The rapid growth in the Internet of Things (IoT) is changing the game. Cybersecurity is more relevant and challenging than ever, and companies need to build capabilities in this area—quickly,” McKinsey reports.

Are you and your company prepared?

Prepare your firms

“Hackers, malware, ransomware and you:” Protecting you and your company will be the focus of WRAL TechWire’s Executive Exchange event coming up on Sept. 26.

The program will feature a leading cybersecurity executive from IBM who will participate in a one-on-one discussion with The Skinny.

He is Jim Boyles, a Security Architect with IBM Security. Boyles has worked more than 20 years in the IT industry and has spent the last two years in his IBM role.

We also will have two in-depth panel discussions covering private to public sectors, legal to technical challenges.

Tickets are on sale now.

For details about the program, speaker and panelists, check out our earlier story.

Be there – or be vulnerable.