New data highlights just how frequently cyber attacks are attempted and organizations are impacted - and the numbers are far more surprising than you’d think.
How many times in a week is the average organization attacked (including unsuccessful attacks)? According to Check Point Software’s latest data on cyber attacks globally, it’s 1248! How many organizations are impacted by a ransomware attack weekly? According to Check Point, 1 in 31 globally.
Looking at Q1 2023’s data, the 7% growth in the number of cyber attacks represents a material shift that is impacting more organizations. Over 1,000 attempts to breach your organization's security every week and a little more than 3% of attacks are successful!
That’s not good news.
According to Check Point’s 2023 Cyber Security Report, 83% of cyber attacks began with email; a stat some experts contend is over 95%. Using email as the initial attack vector demonstrates the long-term value of the phishing attack to the threat actor. It’s the reason I’m so passionate about Security Awareness Training – at some point every single one of your users will encounter a phishing email. It only takes one click to help an attack spawn within your network.
Seven percent may seem like a small increase, but the impact of this continued growth will eventually come looking for your organization.