10 Scary Cybersecurity Stats for Businesses

It seems you can’t go a week anymore without hearing about a massive new data breach. Hacking, ransomware, phishing… cyberattacks are on the rise and they’re here to stay. Here’s a look at some cybersecurity stats.

  • Almost half (43%) of all cyberattacks hit small businesses.
  • 38% of organizations feel they’re equipped to deal with a major cyberattack.
  • Roughly one billion accounts were breached in 2016.
  • The top targets for hackers are government organizations and retail.
  • 75% of the healthcare industry has been hit with malware.
  • On average, it takes companies 170 days to detect the presence of a hacker or malicious code.
  • By 2020, the average cost of a data breach is expected to be over $150 million, with an annual cost of $6 trillion the following year.
  • Since the beginning of last year there have been 4,000 ransomware attacks every day.
  • Over half of the organizations that were hit with cyberattacks in 2016 didn’t plan to make any changes to their cybersecurity procedures.
  • As of last year, there were over 200,000 cybersecurity jobs that were unfilled. If you want a job that will be around for a while, that’s the way to go.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *