If your business hasn’t invested in it’s Cyber Security then check out this Infographic.

Over 4 billion people will be online by 2020.

The potential exploitation for hackers will become massive in the next 3 years, which is why it’s so important to ensure that your business is constantly protected against the latest Cyber security threats, in addition to ensuring that your staff are educated on the importance of Cyber Security.

Interesting Cyber Security Stats.

The following Infographic presents a list of interesting Cyber Security statistics that demonstrate why it’s so important for businesses to enforce the highest level of data protection and network security compliance in 2017 and beyond.

Cyber Security Statistics Infographic ( UK )

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Transcription of Cybersecurity Statistics UK Infographic.

“Cybercrime is the greatest threat to every company in the world.” Ginni Rometty, IBM chairman, president and CEO.

4 billion.

The number of people that will be online by 2020. The potential exploitation for hackers will become massive in the next 3 years, which is why it’s never been more critical to education your employees on the importance of information security.


The percentage of businesses that sought information, advice or guidance on the Cyber security threats over the past year.


Have applied basic technical controls across the five areas laid out under the Government-endorsed Cyber Essentials Scheme.

Percentage of UK businesses that experienced a Cyber security breach in the past 12 months. 

Micro firms Small businesses Medium businesses Large organisations
38 % 52 % 66% 68%

Types of breaches suffered by these businesses that have identified breaches. 

  • Fraudulent emails or being directed to fraudulent websites. – 43%
  • Viruses, spyware or malware -20%
  • Others impersonating organisation in emails or online – 12%
  • Ransomware – 8%
  • Hacking or attempted hacking of online back accounts – 5%
  • Unauthorised use of computers, networks or servers by outsiders – 3%
  • Denial of service attacks – 4%
  • Other breaches or attacks – 3%
  • Unauthorised use of computers – 1%


The percentage of businesses that experience breaches or attacks at least once a month (3)


Instances of bank account fraud were reported in 12 months up to June 2016, making it the most common form of cybercrime in the UK. (4)


The percentage of companies that have written cyber security policies.


The percentage of medium sized firms that have incident management processes in place.


Of businesses that have a contingency plan in place say the plan was effective for dealing with their most disruptive breach (4)

£4.5 trillion 

This is the predicted global annual cost of cybercrime by 2021, including:

  • Damage and destruction of data
  • Stolen money
  • Lost productivity
  • Theft of IP,
  • Theft of financial data,
  • Embezzlement,
  • Fraud,
  • Post attack disruption
  • Restoration of hacked data and systems.

$1 trillion

Predicted global spend on Cybersecurity products and services for defending against cybercrime in the next 5 years.

39 seconds.

The average number of hacking attempts on computers with internet access.


The percentage of businesses that have traced a data breach to their BYOD program.

140 days.

The average time that hackers stay hidden on a network. That’s nearly five months to steal your sensitive information, passwords and documents.


Of employees steal proprietary corporate data when they quit, or are fired.

Many disgruntled employees feel a sense of ownership over projects or research they’ve been involved with, which can often benefit rival businesses.


Of data security breaches are caused by acts of malicious intent. The other 52% is account for by human error or system failure.

200 Billion.

The number of “Internet of Things” (IoT) devices that will need securing by 2020, from fridges to thermostats!



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