General Cybersecurity Statistics
- The global cybersecurity market is expected to accrue 170.4 billion dollars in 2022.
- In 2018, 62% of businesses reported phishing and social engineering
- 68% of business managers believe cybersecurity attacks are growing.
- Only 5% of companies have adequate protection of their files.
- There were 4.1 billion records exposed by cyberattacks in the first six months of 2019.
- 71% of data breaches were prompted by financial gain while 25% were motivated by espionage.
- 52% of data exposure was caused by hacking, 28% involved malware, and 32-33% consisted of phishing and social engineering ploys.
- There was a 52% decrease of ransomware infections in 2018, but enterprise infections increased by 12%.
- 37% of all malware types are .doc and .dot, while 19.5% are .exe.
- There were an estimated 300 billion passwords used by humans and machines in 2020.
Cybersecurity Data Breach & Hacking Statistics
Every 39 seconds there is a cybersecurity attack by hackers which averages 2,244 times per day.
There has been a 67% rise in security breaches since 2014.
In 2019, it took on average 206 days to recognize that a data breach had occurred.
In 2018, Marriott-Starwood published a report in which it disclosed that 500 million customer’s data had been compromised.
64% of Americans have never investigated whether or not they have been compromised by a data breach.
56% of Americans are unsure of how to respond in the event of data exposure.
One of the largest breaches occurred in 2016 in which 3 billion yahoo accounts were compromised.
Over 57 million Uber customers and employees had data breached by hackers in 2016.
Uber attempted to pay the hackers to dispose of the data and keep the breach from the public.
As recently as 2017, 412million accounts were compromised on Friendfinder’s site.
147.9 Million accounts were compromised by the Equifax breach in 2017. The breach cost Equifax more than 4 billion dollars in total.
150 million “My Fitness Pal” accounts were compromised in 2018 as reported by Under Armor.
Cyber Crime Statistics by Attack Type
- 94% of malware attacks targeted email, in 2019, according to the Data Breach Incidents Report.
- 34% of data attacks were aided or committed by internal actors.
- In 2018, 51% of companies reported DDOS.
- In 2018, there was a 1000% rise of malicious PowerShell scripts blocked on desktops and laptops.
- In 2017, the Wannacry virus infected and estimated 400,000 machines and cost 4 billion dollars. This virus affected 100,000 organizations in 150 countries.
- On average, there are 5,200 attacks each month directed at IoT devices.
- Each ransomware attack on businesses costs an average of $133,000.
- Office files comprise 48% of all malicious email attachments.
- 69% of businesses do not have confidence that their anti-virus protection is adequate to address the threats they are seeing.
- In order to obtain the decryption key, victims must pay an average of $2,499.
- Risky applications were downloaded on 1 in 36 cell phones.
- 10,573 is the average number of times that malicious apps were intercepted in 2018.
- Spear-phishing was used by 65% of malicious actors as the primary mode of attack.
- The U.S. is targeted by 18.2% of all ransomware attacks due to the large number of internet users.
- 60% of malicious domains use spam as a method of attack.
Cybersecurity Compliance Statistics
- 53% of businesses had over 1,000 sensitive files accessible to every employee.
- More than $1million was spent by 88% of companies to comply with GDPR.
- Google was fined $57 billion as a result of GDPR violations.
- According to Forbes, businesses spent $9 billion to comply with GDPR.
- By December 2018, 50% of companies did not feel confident they had adequate protection to become GDPR compliant.
- More than 1,000,000 files were accessible to all employees in 15% of companies surveyed.
- Companies accrued more than $63 million in fines in the first year of GDPR.
- 31% of consumers report more overall positive experiences with companies since GDPR began.
- There were 144,000 complaints and 89,000 data breaches recorded in the first year of GDPR.
- The Federal Trade Commission fined Equifax $425 million for their data breach in 2017.
Industry Specific Cybersecurity Statistics
- Small business comprised 43% of all breach victims.
- 16% of breaches targeted the public sector, 15% were directed at healthcare organizations and 10% at the financial industry.
- In 2018, the banking industry spent $18.3 million as a result of cybercrime.
- 1 in 323 malicious emails were targeted at businesses with 250 employees or fewer.
- $25 billion was lost in the healthcare industry due to cybercrime in 2019.
- There was a 78% increase in supply chain attacks in 2019.
- The healthcare industry reports the largest amount of ransomware attacks. By 2021, these attacks are forecast to quadruple.
Cybercrime Cost Statistics
- 2.6 million is the average amount a company will spend due to a malware attack.
- The cost of a data breach to a business averages $3.9 million.
- The healthcare industry had the most expensive breaches costing $429 per record.
- There was a 12% increase in the amount of money each company spent on cybercrime from $11.7 million in 2017 to $13 million in 2018.
- The average cost of security spent per employee increased from $584 in 2012 to $1,178 in 2018.
- Due to cybercrime, businesses lost an average of $1.42 million.
- Companies paid $5.9 million for lost information due to cyberattacks.
- Lost or stolen records cost the U.S $225 per individual and Canada $190 per individual.
- As a result of cybercrime, U.S. businesses suffered the highest global cost at $4.13 million per company compromised. These damages accrued due to damaged reputation, customer turnover, and increased customer acquisition activities.
- Cybercrime damage is forecast to increase to $6 trillion annually by 2021.
- The U.S. spent $1.56 million on post-data breach responses, the most of any other country.
- 50% of companies with 10,000 or greater employees spend $1million on cybersecurity annually.
Cybercrime Job Statistics
- 82% of employers feel they have inadequate cybersecurity competence.
- The unemployment rate for cybersecurity jobs is currently 0%, and is forecast to continue at that percentage through 2021.
- 100% of all large companies are projected to have a CISO position by 2021.
- It’s predicted there will be 3.5 million open cybersecurity employment opportunities worldwide by 2021.
- The Bureau of Labor Statistics projected that there will be a 32% increase in Information Security Analysts positions in the U.S. between 2018 and 2028.
- The U.S. is forecast to have a 5% rise in Computer Network Architect positions from 2018-2028.
- GDPR has resulted in a 700% rise in demand for Data Protection Officers since 2016.
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