Remember! The Most Effective Cyber Defense is Proactive Cybersecurity – Cyber Crime Facts, Predictions and Statistics.
- The United States holds first place in the ranks of the top countries that are targeted by cyber security attacks, according to Norton Security.
- 23% of Americans are cybercrime victims Nearly one-quarter of surveyed Americans reported they or someone they know were victimized by cybercrime in 2018, according to Gallup’s annual crime survey.
- According to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), “the Business Email Compromise (BEC) scam continues to grow, evolve, and target businesses of all sizes. Since 2015, there has been a 1,300 percent increase in identified exposed losses, now totaling over $3 billion.”
- 9% increase in cyber security spending Despite data breaches rising at inordinate rates each year, Juniper Research’s Cybercrime & the Internet of Threats 2018 report anticipates cyber security spending will only increase by 9% on average per company, per annum.
- 20% of CISOs anticipated to be women in 2019 Women are anticipated to hold 20% of Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) roles in the cybersecurity workforce by the end of the year, according to Forrester’s Cyber Predictions for 2019. This number is up from 13% in 2017.
- $76 billion of illegal activities involves bitcoin.
Bitcoins have created an amazing system of digital currencies providing anonymity, safety, quick transfer, and freedom from artificially regularized currency rates by governments. Unfortunately, most of the illegal activities involve the use of Bitcoins due to the anonymity it offers.
- Cybercrimes have accounted for trillions of dollars in losses, as per Juniper research the amount in 2019 will be $2 trillion.
- Only 10% of cybercrimes are reported in the U.S each year.
According to the unit chief at FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), the total number of cyber crimes reported only represent 10-12% of the actual number. Imagine the stats in other countries where the internet is still an emerging technology penetrating its way into the masses.
- Staggering $300 billion cyber security market.
A 2019 press release by Global Market Insights indicated that It is anticipated by the year 2024 that the cyber security market will be a $300 billion industry.
- The 2019 Official Annual Cybercrime Report (ACR) predicts that businesses will fall for ransomware attacks every 14 seconds.
- According to Symantec’s Internet Security Threat Report (ISTR) 2019 report, 38.4% of users in the mining industry were targeted with malicious emails.
- Malicious emails to public organizations.
Symantec’s ISTR 2019 report states that public administration organizations receive one malicious email per 302 emails.
- Largest DDoS attack: 1.7 TBps.
NETSCOUT Threat Intelligence Report featured the largest DDoS attack on record. The attack was a 1.7 terabytes per second reflection targeted at a U.S company. To compare: the fastest internet speed available is 2,000 Mbps by Xfinity Internet, the fastest internet speed available is 2,000 Mbps by Xfinity Internet.
- Greatest data breaches in history.
Yahoo accounts hacked 3.5 billion in August 2013 and in late 2014.
Marriott accounts hacked 500 million in 2014-2018
Adult FriendFinder accounts hacked 412 million in October 2016…
- It is estimated that by 2027, global spending on cyber security will reach $10 billion.
- Cybersecurity Ventures predicts that by 2021 more than 70 percent of all cryptocurrency transactions annually will be for illegal activity, up from current estimates ranging anywhere from 20 percent (of the 5 major cryptocurrencies) to nearly 50 percent (of bitcoin).
- 39% of the global data breaches caused by malware were ransomware
- 17% of the total UK healthcare data breaches were actually ransomware
- 64% of all major incidents targeting industrial control systems or networks were also ransomware
- Almost all cybercrime incidents focusing on educational institutions were ransomware – around 70% of them
- Cybercrime costs organizations $13 million per year The average cost of cybercrime for an organization is estimated to be $13 million per year, according to Accenture’s global study.
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