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Cybersecurity Statistics and Trends – 2023

11 Useful Cybersecurity Statistics and Facts

11 Useful Cybersecurity Statistics and Facts
  1. Over 300 billion passwords are being used by humans and machines all over the world. (Cybersecurity Media)
  2. Only an average of 5% of companies’ folders are properly protected from cyber attacks. (Varonis)
  3. Between 2005-2020, there have been 11,762 major security breaches. (ID Theft Resource Center)
  4. .doc and .dot are the top malicious email attachment types which make up 37% and with 19.5%, .exe file type comes second (Symantec)
  5. The information security market is estimated to reach $170.4 billion by 2022. (Gartner)
  6. 36 billion data breaches have been recorded in the first half of 2020. (RiskBased)
  7. Hacking featured 45% of the total breaches, while 17% involved malware attacks and 22% involved phishing attacks. (Verizon)
  8. Cybersecurity risks are increasing day by day, feels 68% of the business leaders (Accenture)
  9. 86% of the breaches were financially driven while 10% were motivated by espionage. (Verizon)
  10. 88% of companies around the world experienced spear-phishing attempts in 2019. (Proofpoint)
  11. Human errors caused 95% of the total cybersecurity breaches. (Cybintsolutions)

14 Alarming Cybersecurity Statistics That You Must Know

The compilation of the latest security trends & statistics by Cybertalk

14 alarming cybersecurity statistics with infographics

1. Cryptocurrency crime is predicted to surpass $30 billion by 2025. (Cybersecurity Ventures)

2. There will be one ransomware attack every 11 seconds by 2022. (Cybersecurity Ventures)

3. The healthcare industry has seen a 51% increase in breaches in the last three years. (Herjavec Group)

4. Software supply chain attacks have increased by 650% in 2021. (VentureBeat)

5. In 93% of cases, cybercriminals can penetrate an organization’s networks. (Positive Technologies)

6. Over 84% of all cyberattacks were distributed via e-mail in 2021. (Checkpoint)

7. By 2021, organizations experienced the highest average cost of a data breach in 17 years at $4.24 million. (IBM)

8. The infamous .exe file type is making up 52% of all malicious files. (Checkpoint)

9. In a recent phishing attack, $7 million in NFTs were stolen from OpenSea users. (The Verge)

10. Cyberattacks are up 50% in 2021 largely due to Log4j exploitations (Checkpoint)

11. 43% of all cyber-attacks are aimed at small businesses. (Accenture)

12. Corporate networks experienced 31% of all cyberattacks in the form of Botnets. (Checkpoint)

13. Trickbot malware is making up 11% of all corporate network attacks globally. (Malwarebytes)

14. With an average of 1,605 weekly cyberattacks, Education and Research organizations were the most targeted sectors. (Checkpoint)

10 Frightening Cyber Security Facts and Statistics

10 Frightening Cyber Security Facts and Statistics
  1. 21% of files aren’t protected
  2. 4 million files are stolen every day – that’s 44 every single second
  3. 43% of cyber attacks target small business
  4. 75% of cyber attacks start with an email
  5. 85% of people posting puppy photos are trying to scam you
  6. 86% of breaches were financially motivated and 10% were motivated by espionage.
  7. Around 95% of cloud security failures are predicted to be the customer’s fault
  8. Cybercrime is quickly becoming more profitable than the illegal drug trade
  9. Cybercrime is set to cost $6 trillion in 2021 – twice what it was in 2015
  10. Data breaches exposed 36 billion records in the first half of 2020.

10 Disturbing Cyber Security Statistics and Facts

10 Disturbing Cyber Security Statistics and Facts
  1. Email is the primary entry point for 94% of malware attacks
  2. Every 39 seconds there is a cyber attack
  3. Human error accounts for 95% of all data breaches
  4. Most companies take nearly 6 months to detect a data breach, even major ones
  5. On average, only 5% of companies’ folders are properly protected.
  6. Since COVID-19 and the increase in staff working from home, the FBI has reported an increase of 300% in reported cybercrimes
  7. The global average cost of a data breach is $3.9 million across SMEs
  8. The Netherlands has the lowest cyber crime rate, whilst Russia has the highest
  9. The worldwide information security market is forecast to reach $170.4 billion in 2022.
  10. Word, Powerpoint and Excel (the Microsoft Office formats) comprise the most prevalent group of malicious file extensions

What are the Statistics of Cybersecurity?

1. Global Artificial Intelligence in Cybersecurity Market is poised to grow from $16.56 billion in 2022 to $94.3 billion by 2030, at a CAGR of 24.42% during the period of 2023-2030.
2. As per Precedence Research, the global automotive cybersecurity market size is expected to grow from $ 3.1 billion in 2022 to $16.43 billion in 2032.
3. According to the International Cybersecurity Membership Organization (ISC)2, women make up 24% of the cybersecurity total workforce.