Welcome to our March newsletter! Firstly we wanted to say our thoughts are with Ukraine and their brave people right now, if you are donating to Ukraine, please ensure you use a legitimate website like the British Red Cross – click here for the link.
March holds two dates this month – International Women’s Day and Mother’s Day! We hope you ladies all have lovely days on these!
In this newsletter we are going to provide you with some worrying cyber-security facts and statistics to know! Cyber-security is so important and it only takes one attack to seriously affect your organisation or worst case scenario, close it.
- Data breach costs increased from $3.86 million to $4.24 million in 2021, which is the highest in the past 17 years
- The average cost of a data breach rose by $1.07 million due to people working remotely
- 95% of cyber-security breaches result from human error
- 20% of employees are likely to click on phishing emails, this is why it is so important to train your staff regularly
- Stolen or misused log ins and passwords were responsible for 61% of data breaches
- 85% of breaches involved a human element, whilst only 3% involved vulnerability corruption
- A zero trust approach reduces the average cost of a breach by $1.76 million
- More than 85% of UK organisations suffered an attack in 2020/2021 which were successful
- Worldwide, the shortage of cyber-security professionals is estimated to be at 72 million
- It is estimated that an organisation endured a ransomware attack every 11 seconds in 2021
- In June 2021 there was 78.4 million ransomware attacks
- A Forester study of the UK and US organisations found 38% had lost their business because of security issues
Contact us today to arrange your free, no obligation security audit! You are also able to trial our solutions for free to ensure they and us are the correct fit for your organisation!
Here’s some fun facts with regards to Information Technology:-
In 2011, Sony Picture’s data storage was hacked exposing the records of over 100 million customers using their Playstation’s online services. What was shocking was that the hackers had access to all of the credit card information of users apart from personal details. This breach cost Sony over $177 million.
In 2015, the accounts of 76 million households and 7 million small businesses associated with JP Morgan Chase and Co were compromised in what the hackers described as “one of the largest thefts of financial-related data in history”. The hackers then sold the personal data to a larger network of accomplices. Investigators later revealed that apart from personal data, the hackers also stole their business-critical data which enabled them to manipulate the company’s stock prices and make illicit financial profits.
Which came first, Spam mail or Spam meat? Spam mail was named after the canned meat! In a Monty Python skit, they said Spam meat was “horrible and being ubiquitous and inescapable”. Sounds pretty accurate to the annoying junk mail we get! Also, did you know that on average, for every spam email sent, they only get one reply for every twelve million spam emails sent?
An Italian banker, Gilberto Baschiera is considered a modern-day Robin Hood. Over the course of 7 years, he secretly diverted 1 million euros to poorer clients from the wealthy ones so they could qualify for loans. He made no profit and avoided jail in 2018 due to a plea bargain.
If there was a computer as powerful as the human brain, it would be able to do 38 thousand trillion operations per second and hold more than 3580 terabytes of memory!