Statistics to prepare your cybersecurity for the rest of 2022

Statistics to prepare you for cybersecurity in 2022

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Everyone was just waiting for the calendar to turn on 31st December 2021, because we needed the fresh start that 2022 brought along with it. One thing we wish you would acquire this year is the foresight to plan ahead for better cybersecurity in 2022. With that objective, we’re publishing this list of statistics to help you become ready for any security challenge.

Groups of Statistics to Help You Prepare

Cybersecurity in Computer Networking

Hackers can penetrate 93% of the company networks they target. (Source: betanews.com)

Here is a small excerpt from the report:

“…among the findings of a new study of pentesting projects from Positive Technologies, conducted among financial organizations, fuel and energy organizations, government bodies, industrial businesses, IT companies and other sectors. In 93 percent of cases, an external attacker can breach an organization’s network perimeter and gain access to local network resources.”

Cybersecurity in IoT

The hyper-connectivity and automation of IoT, unfortunately, also comes with a wider attack surface for hackers to exploit.

  1. IoT devices experience an average 5,200 attacks per month. (Source: Symantec)
  2. 67% enterprises have faced trouble with IoT related cybersecurity incidents.
  3. 98% of the total IoT traffic is unencrypted.
  4. By 2023, there will be 3 times more networked devices than human beings!

Cybersecurity Attacks by Sectors

  1. Education / Research sector up by 75% w.r.t cyber threats.
  2. Cyber-attacks on the Healthcare sector shot by 71% from 2020.
  3. Attacks on Internet Service Providers and Managed Service Providers up by 67%.
  4. Communications-based organization saw a rise in cyber-attacks by 51%.
  5. Government / Military sector faced 47% more cybersecurity threats.

Cybersecurity Preparedness & Targeting

  1. 45% of the businesses who’ve faced security threats say that their processes are ineffective against cybersecurity attacks.
  2. 66% of the businesses in the world have faced at least one cybersecurity attack in the past 12 months (i.e., in 2021).
  3. 69% of the organizations who faced security threats say that cyber-attacks are becoming more targeted.
  4. 43% of all data breaches involve SMBs.
  5. 40% of the small-sized enterprises that fell victim to a severe cyber-attack were forced to experience a minimum of 8 hours of downtime.

Noteworthy Figures

  1. The cost of cybercrime has increased by 10% in 2021 from 2020.
  2. Predictions indicate that there will be around 35 lakh unfilled cybersecurity jobs by the end of 2025.
  3. During the window period between 2021 to 2025, the overall global spending on cybersecurity products and services will touch $1.75 trillion cumulatively.
  4. A total of $23 billion in venture capital was allocated and spent on cybersecurity companies in 2021.
  5. 2021 saw the highest average cost of a data breach in 17 years. The cost rocketed from US$3.86 million to US$4.24 million, annually.

Statistics by Attack Type

  1. There was a total of 10 million DDoS attacks in 2021, which is 1.6 million more than the previous year.
  2. Phishing / Social Engineering contributed 57% of the total cyberthreats.
  3. Compromised/Stolen Devices formed 33% of the total cyberattacks.
  4. 30% of the cyberattack cases were credential theft cases.
  5. In the past year, 37% of all businesses were hit by ransomware.

Alarmed by these statistics? Well, the correct reaction is not panic, but preparedness. Now that you know what the scenario is going to be like in this year, why not take steps NOW to fortify cybersecurity in 2022?


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