Tech Breaches!

2020 brought with it several trials and triumphs. COVID-19 has forced companies to create remote workforces and operate off cloud-based platforms. The rollout of 5G has made connected devices, well, more connected than ever. All this to say, the cybersecurity industry has never been more important. These recent events and the below cybersecurity statistics and figures considered, here are some industry trends and also predictions to watch for in 2021 and beyond.

  • Organisations worldwide experienced spear phishing attempts in 2019. (Proofpoint) 88% 88%
  • Cybersecurity breaches caused by human error. (Cybint) 95% 95%
  • Companies’ digital folders are properly protected. (Varonis) 5% 5%
  • Business leaders feel their cybersecurity risks are increasing. (Accenture) 68% 68%
  • Breaches that were financially motivated. (Verizon) 86% 86%
  • Breaches that were motivated by espionage. (Verizon) 10% 10%
  • Breaches featured hacking. (Verizon) 45% 45%
  • Breaches involved malware. (Verizon) 17% 17%
  • Breaches involved phishing. (Verizon) 22% 22%