Surprising facts and statistics about cybersecurity

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The cybersecurity industry is growing rapidly and the demand for cybersecurity professionals is higher than ever, with unemployment rates at…0%! After a year that saw the highest increase in cybercrime rates in history, due to the increase in the number of people working from home, it is more important than ever to do your due diligence and protect your businesses. and your customers from the extraordinary threat of cybercrime.

Some statistics are truly startling, and here are a few:

1.Human error accounts for 95% of all data breaches
2. Every 39 seconds, a cyberattack occurs around the world
3. 43% of cyberattacks target small businesses
4. 75% of cyberattacks start with an email
5. The global average cost of a data breach is $3.9 million for SMBs
6. Since COVID-19 and the increase in staff working from home, authorities have reported a 300% increase in cyber crimes
7. Most companies take almost 6 months to detect even a major data breach
8. On average, only 5% of company files are properly protected
9. Data breaches exposed 36 billion records in the first half of 2020
10. 86% of offenses were motivated by financial reasons and 10% by espionage
11. 4 million files are stolen every day, or 44 every second
12. 21% of files are not protected
13. Cybercrime is rapidly becoming more profitable than drug trafficking
14. About 90% of security failures are accomplished through social engineering
15. Word, PowerPoint, and Excel (Microsoft Office formats) are the most common group of malicious file extensions
16. Email is the primary entry point for 94% of malware attacks
The Netherlands has the lowest cybercrime rate, while Russia has the highest

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