Cyber Security Facts and Stats

Cyberattack risks increase in frequency and danger year on year, yet cybersecurity continues to be left as an afterthought for a lot of people.

We’ve compiled a list of 15 alarming facts and statistics regarding cybercrime. This will hopefully give you a better idea of the online criminals you are dealing with, and the changes you perhaps need to make to secure your business.

  • In the UK, the average cost of a security breach is £3,100 for small businesses, £16,100 for medium businesses, and £22,300 for large businesses.
  • 91% of data breaches start with email and it takes only one to penetrate your business.
  • According to a recent study, businesses in the UK experienced 157,528 attacks between July and September this year, which is an increase of 243 per cent on the same period last year.
  • 43% of cyberattacks target small businesses.
  • 95% of cybersecurity breaches are due to human error.
  • Over 40% of companies have sensitive unprotected data.
  • Hackers attack every 39 seconds.
  • 95% of breach attacks target government, retail and technology.
  • Cybercrime damages will cost £5 trillion worldwide annually by 2021.
  • Businesses will fall victim to ransomware attacks every 11 seconds by 2021.
  • Digital ad fraud will rise to £34 billion in 2020.
  • More than 90% of hacks and data breaches result from phishing scams.
  • There are around 24,000 malicious mobile apps blocked every day.
  • In 2018 hackers stole half a billion personal records.
  • More than £190,000 a day is lost in the UK by victims of cybercrime.

Don’t leave your business unprotected. We have a wide range of software solutions to choose from, we can install antivirus, encryption software, backup software and more. Get in touch with us here or call us on 01228 516500 to find out more.

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