Did you know: 21 staggering statistics on cybercrime

by | Apr 5, 2016 | Security

The statistics on cybercrime are sobering.

Many people believe their workplace will never be the victim of a cybercrime. And, as a result, are quite lax about making sure they have the appropriate technology to protect their business. The below are recent statistics on cybercrime that will make you take action:

  • As a general rule, larger organizations tend to identify more cybercrime incidents year over year. bigger organizations tend to have mature security technologies, processes, and resources that enable them to detect more incidents (Source: US Cybersecurity: Progress stalled? Key Findings from the 2015 US State of Cybercrime Survey. PWC. 2015)
  • 87% of US chief executives said they were worried that cyberthreats could impact growth prospects, up from 69% the year before (Source: PwC’s 18th Annual Global CEO Survey, 2015)
  • 1 billion data records were compromised in 2014 (Source: Gemalto, Gemalto Releases Findings of 2014 Breach Level Index, February 12, 2015)
  • As of May 2015, The US has seen more than 41 billion spam emails per day (Source: Cisco Midyear Report, 2015)
  • 51% of IT buyers have experienced a malware attack (Source: Spiceworks IT Security Report, 2015)
  • Top security challenges are related to end users and BYOD trends (Source: Spiceworks IT Security Report, 2015)
  • In 2016, IT pros plan to invest in solutions offering a more holistic approach to security (Source: Spiceworks IT Security Report, 2015)
  • 45% of employees receive no cybersecurity training from their employers (Source: CompTIA CyberSecure Report, 2015)
  • Ransomware netted roughly $325 million in damages worldwide in 2015 (Source: Cyber Threat Alliance, 2015)
  • In a one-­month study by Norton, 68,000 computers were infected, amounting to 5,700 a day (Source: Norton, 2015)
  • Attacks are spread out across the globe. However, the majority are located in North America and Europe: North America: 50%, Europe: 35%, Asia­Pacific and Middle East: 7%, Central America: 3%, South America: 3%, Africa: 2% (Source: McAfee Labs)

You need to know the statistics on cybercrime. When you do, please contact us about protecting your business’ most valuable asset. . .its data.

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Tracy Rock is the Director of Marketing at Invenio IT. Tracy is responsible for all media-related initiatives as well as external communications—including, branding, public relations, promotions, advertising and social media. She is one busy lady and we are lucky to have her!