will be spent on cybercrime every year through 2021, according to
Cybersecurity Ventures
In 2013 People Lost
$
0
M
to romance scammers
$
0
M
to auto scammers
$
0
M
to real estate rental scammers
Three ways a smartphone is most likely to be hacked:
1
Unsecure Wi-Fi
2
Operating system flaws
3
Malicious apps
No business is safe from the threat of a cyber attack

43%
of phishing attacks targeted small businesses in 2015
60%
of small businesses cease operating within the 6 months after they face a cyber attack
68%
of all funds lost as a result of cyberattacks are likely unrecoverable
Data that speaks for itself
159M+
records containing sensitive information were compromised in 2015
317M+
pieces of malware released in 2014
100K+
smart devices were hacked at the end of 2013 and the beginning of 2014 and these devices were used to send spam emails
200 BILLION
IoT devices could need to be secured by 2020
“We believe that data is the phenomenon of our time. It is the world’s new natural resource. It is the new basis of competitive advantage, and it is transforming every profession and industry. If all of this is true—even inevitable—then cyber crime, by definition, is the greatest threat to every profession, every industry, every company in the world.”
—Ginni Rometty, CEO, IBM

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