Scary Security Stats From 2019

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Oct 02, 2019 12:42 am PST

Arkose Labs  

· Over half of all logins (53%) on social media sites are fraudulent and 25% of all new account applications on social media are fraud (source: Arkose Labs Q3 Fraud and Abuse Report

· More than 75% of attacks on social media are automated bot attacks. Unlike other industries, account takeover attacks are more common for social media, with logins twice as likely to be attacked than account registrations. This is driven by the fraudsters looking to harvest rich personal data from the accounts of legitimate users. (source: Arkose Labs Q3 Fraud and Abuse Report

· One in 10 transactions are attacks, ranging from automated bots to malicious humans. (source: Arkose Labs Q3 Fraud and Abuse Report


·  Companies are spending an average of $18.4 million annually on cybersecurity yet 53 percent of IT experts admit they don’t know how well the cybersecurity tools they’ve deployed are working (source: AttackIQ 2019 Ponemon Study)  

·  Only 41 percent of respondents say their IT security team is effective in determining gaps in IT security infrastructure and closing those gaps (source: AttackIQ 2019 Ponemon Study

·  75 percent of respondents say their IT security team is unable to respond to security incidents within one day (source: AttackIQ 2019 Ponemon Study


·  38% of the 2019 Fortune 500 do not have a chief information security officer (CISO). (source: Bitglass Fortune 500 Cybersecurity Report)  

·  It took an average of 46 days for the companies’ stock prices to return to their pre-breach levels. (source: Bitglass Kings of Monster Breaches Report

·  Only 12 percent of enterprises are consistently able to detect insider threats stemming from personal mobile devices, including those that are off premises or lack agents (source: Bitglass Healthcare Breach Report 2019


· Organizations are running 40% of their workloads in the cloud, 89% are in various stages of cloud adoption or plan to adopt within the next year, however, more than 33% of companies are unsure which standards are relevant to the governance of their organization’s cloud and container environments (source: DivvyCloud State of enterprise cloud and container adoption and security report) 

·  Even as organizations embrace self-service cloud access for developers and engineers to fuel innovation, this rate of adoption compounds potential security and compliance complications 

·  74% of companies are moderately or highly concerned about the security of public cloud (source: DivvyCloud State of enterprise cloud and container adoption and security report) 


·  Data breaches exposed 2.8 billion consumer records in 2018, costing over $654 billion to U.S. organizations. (source: ForgeRock U.S. Consumer Breach Report 2019) 

·  Personally identifiable information (PII) was the most targeted data for breaches in 2018, accounting for 97% of all breaches, with unauthorized access encompassing 34% of all attacks. (source: ForgeRock U.S. Consumer Breach Report 2019) 

·  Date of birth and/or Social Security Numbers were the most frequently compromised type of PII in 2018, with 54% of breaches exposing this data. (source: ForgeRock U.S. Consumer Breach Report 2019) 


· 1 in 5 U.S. adults feel unsafe using online sharing services (source: Jumio Global Trust and Safety Survey) 


·  3.4 billion fake emails are sent every day (source: Valimail Email Fraud Landscape Report, Q2 2019)

·  90% of large tech companies are vulnerable to email spoofing (source: Valimail technology industry report 2019)

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