READ TIME: 5.5 MINS. Cybercrime and data security breaches could be considered the curse of the 21st century. By 2021, it will cost the world $6 trillion annually. With half of the attacks targeting small businesses, beefing the security to avoid data security breaches must be on the agenda. Cybercriminals usually capitalize on the lack of awareness. Many companies manage to avoid professional IT advice and simple security measures, allowing hackers to steal sensitive data.