Six alarming cybersecurity stats

Here are a few alarming cybersecurity stats that should make you worry. But’s don’t worry CIT is here and can help your businesses cybersecurity needs. Don’t gamble with your security.

65% of security pros expect to be responding to a major breach in the next year

Nearly two-thirds of security professionals in a survey of attendees at Black Hat USA 2019 that believe their organization will have to respond to at least one major cybersecurity breach over the next 12 months. Last year, the figure was 59%. Black Hat USA: Consumers in the Crosshairs 

Four (4) average number of attacks IT security leaders said their organization had experienced in a year

Some 20% said their organizations got hit six or more times annually, and 80% said they had experienced at least one cybersecurity incident over the last 12 months that was so severe it required a board-level meeting. IronNet: Collective Offense Calls for Collective Defense 

52% data breaches caused by external hacks

More than half of the 2,013 confirmed data breaches that Verizon investigated in 2018 were caused by external hacking. Some 33% of these external attacks included a social media vector, and 28% involved malware. Verizon:  2019 Data Breach Investigations Report 

34% of breaches involving an insider

More than a third of breaches in 2018 involved an internal actor. Organized crime groups were involved in 39% of breaches last year. Verizon: 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report 

94% of malware delivered by email last year

More than nine in 10 malware infections were delivered to victims via email last year. The most commonly used file type for concealing malware was Microsoft Office documents (45%), followed by Windows apps (26%). Verizon: 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report

22% of organizations with limited resources available to respond to a security incident

One in five respondents to this survey said they have only temporary resources, or no resources at all, to respond to a security incident. This is despite the fact that two-thirds of all organizations experience between one and 25 breaches every single month. BAE Systems: 2019 Incident Response Report 

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