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Global VPN downloads surge to 277 million in 2020

January 25, 2021SSN Staff

According to data based on the VPN Adoption Index by Atlas VPN, Virtual Private Network (VPN) downloads reached 277 million in 2020 worldwide, with the U.S. just making the top 10 with an adoption rate of approximately 12 percent. “The year 2020 will be remembered as a year when VPNs became mainstream since millions of people shifted to remote work amidst the coronavirus pandemic,” Atlas VPN COO Rachel Welch said in the announcement. “Among other things, to access a company's...

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VPN usage surges; helps boost cybersecurity

September 9, 2020Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

If you’ve been reading any of my blogs as of late, you’ll know that cybersecurity has been my main focus and for good reason. With more and more of us working from home — approximately 4.7 million in the U.S. — cybercriminals are cleaning up, wreaking havoc on individual’s lives and businesses alike. In fact, IBM’s “Cost of a Data Breach Report” pegs the average cost of a security breach at $3.92 million. However, people across the world are fighting...

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Cyberattacks skyrocket, U.S. companies targeted

August 18, 2020Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

When I hear the word “skyrocket,” it always reminds me of fireworks bursting overhead, spraying beautiful, illuminating dots and sparkles of color across a black nature canvas. However, when it comes to cyberattacks, there’s nothing beautiful at all about them; they’re detrimental. Take a moment to really think about these malicious assaults that gain unauthorized access to a victim’s device. Sensitive data can be stolen, computers completely taken over and harmful...

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Nearly half of startups struggling due to COVID

June 29, 2020SSN Staff

NEW YORK—According to Atlas VPN investigation, 40 percent of startups saw their revenue drop by 40 percent or more during the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 7 in 10 startups saw their income drop since the start of the pandemic, and on average, saw their revenue diminish by 32 percent. Even 18 percent of new companies saw their revenue plummet anywhere from 61 percent to 99 percent since the beginning of the crisis. A significant portion, 7 percent of startups, lost all their customers due to...

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