Cyber Attack Statistics You Need to Know in 2019

Longtail Cost of Cyber Attacks: 67%  of costs occur in the first year; 22%  occur in the second year; 11% of costs occur after two years.
Global spending on cybersecurity products and services is predicted to exceed $1 trillion from 2017 to 2021. This is a 12-15 percent year-over-year  growth

How to Lower the Risk of Cyber Attacks

Reduce Data Transfers

Transferring data between business and personal devices is often inevitable as a result of the increasing amount of employees who work remotely. Keeping sensitive data on personal devices significantly increases vulnerability to cyber attacks.

Download Carefully

Downloading files from unverified sources can expose your systems and devices to security risks. It’s important to only download files from sources and avoid unnecessary downloads to lower your device susceptibility from malware.

Improve Your Passwords

Password strength is the first line of defense against a variety of attacks. Using strings of symbols that don’t have a meaning, regular password changes and never writing them down or sharing them is a crucial step to protecting your sensitive data.

Update Your Software

Software providers work hard on continuously making their software more secure, and regularly installing the latest updates will make your devices less vulnerable to attacks.

Monitor for Data Leaks

Regularly monitoring your data and identifying existing leaks will help mitigate the potential fallout from long-term data leakage.

Develop a Breach Response Plan

Data breaches can happen to even the most careful and disciplined companies. Establishing a formal plan to manage potential incidents will help organizations of any size respond to actual attacks and contain their potential damage. 


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