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 20 Cybersecurity Facts You Need to Know for 2019

 
1. Unfilled cybersecurity jobs worldwide will reach 3.5 million by 2021.
2. Approximately $6 trillion is expected to be spent globally on cybersecurity by 2021.
3. By 2020 IT analysts covering cybersecurity will be predicting five-year spending forecasts (to 2025) at well over $1 trillion.
4. By 2020 there will be roughly 200 billion connected devices.
5. The average cost of a data breach in 2020 will exceed $150 million.
6. By 2020 the estimated number of passwords used by humans and machines worldwide will grow to 300 billion.
7. There’s a hacker attack every 39 seconds.
8. Today 1 in 13 web requests lead to malware.
9. The concern of 91% of security professionals is that hackers will use AI to launch even more sophisticated cyber attacks.
10. More than two thirds or 65% of companies have more than 500 users that are never prompted to change their passwords.
11. 53% of cyber attacks resulted in damages of $500,000 or more.
12. 41% of companies have over 1,000 sensitive files open to everyone.
13. 20% of small to mid-sized businesses have been cybercrime targets.
14. 160,000 Facebook accounts are compromised per day.
15. There are around 24,000 malicious mobile apps blocked every day. The app categories with most cybersecurity issues are lifestyle apps, which account for 27% of malicious apps. Music and audio apps account for 20%.
16. The information that apps most often leak are phone numbers (63%) and device location (37%).
17. IoT attacks were up 600% in 2017.
18. Ransomware attacks are growing more than 350% annually, with the FBI estimating in 2017 that ransomware infected more than 100,000 computers a day around the world.
19. Between 2015 and 2017 the U.S. was the country most affected by targeted cyber attacks with 303 known large-scale attacks.
20. Between January 1, 2005 and April 18, 2018 there have been 8,854 recorded breaches.
Sources: varonis.com, cybintsolutions.com and educationconnection.com
 
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