2021 Tech Stats All Business Owners Need to Know

  1. 95% of cybersecurity breaches are caused by human error. (Cybint)
  2. The worldwide information security market is forecast to reach $170.4 billion in 2022. (Gartner)
  3. 88% of organizations worldwide experienced spear phishing attempts in 2019. (Proofpoint)
  4. 68% of business leaders feel their cybersecurity risks are increasing. (Accenture)
  5. On average, only 5% of companies’ folders are properly protected. (Varonis)
  6. Data breaches exposed 36 billion records in the first half of 2020. (RiskBased)
  7. 86% of breaches were financially motivated and 10% were motivated by espionage. (Verizon)
  8. 45% of breaches featured hacking, 17% involved malware and 22% involved phishing. (Verizon)
  9. Between January 1, 2005, and May 31, 2020, there have been 11,762 recorded breaches. (ID Theft Resource Center)
  10. The top malicious email attachment types are .doc and .dot which make up 37%, the next highest is .exe at 19.5%. (Symantec)
  11. An estimated 300 billion passwords are used by humans and machines worldwide. (Cybersecurity Media)
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