2022 Cyber Attack Statistics

2022 Cyber Attack Statistics, Lots of Them!: Cybersecurity Trends

I’m a stats aficionado, so when I saw this post on Rob Robinson’s ComplexDiscovery site covering 2022 Cyber Attack Statistics, Data, and Trends provided by Parachute Technology, I had to cover it too!

Rob’s post (An Evolving Threat Landscape? 2022 Cyber Attack Statistics, Data, and Trends), provides stats in several categories, including: General Cyber Attack Stats, Biggest Cyber Attacks and Data Breaches, Cyber Attack Stats by Industry, Small Business Statistics, Cybersecurity Statistics, Managed Service Provider Cyber Attack Statistics, COVID-19 Statistics and Cyber Attack FAQs.

Here are a few of my favorite stats:

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  • Cybercrime costs the global economy about 1 trillion — 50% more than that predicted in 2018. Also, it is more than 1% of the global GDP.
  • The average cost of a data breach was $2.45 million for organizations with fully deployed security automation, as compared to $6.03 million for those lagging behind in security automation.
  • 56% of organizations do not have a cyber incident response plan. And only 32% of the remaining 44% actually think that their plan is effective.
  • 70% of office workers admit to using their work devices for personal tasks.
  • 69% are using personal laptops or printers for work activities.
  • Almost one-third (30%) of remote workers have let someone else use their work device.
  • 34% of organizations suffered from security incidents involving malware last year.
  • Damages incurred from ransomware amount to $20 billion in 2021, which is 57 times higher than the damages in 2015.
  • The average ransom paid for organizations increased from $115,123 in 2019 to $312,493 in 2020, a 171% year-over-year increase.
  • About 5% of all emails are phishing.

That’s just a small sampling of the tons of stats on Rob’s post of 2022 Cyber Attack Statistics and he also provides a link to the original report from Parachute Technology as well. Very enlightening, even if you’re not a stats aficionado like me!

So, what do you think?  Which of the 2022 Cyber Attack Statistics are you most surprised by? Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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