Cybersecurity Stats You Need to Know in 2020

We have all heard the rumblings of Cybersecurity Stats and why businesses should be concerned and while many of us have taken matters into our own hands, downloading security and possibly talking with our staff about phishing this may not be enough to keep your data safe.

But just understanding the cybersecurity stats and trends from the tech world is just not enough.

There is a considerable increase in the data that is breached or hacked. It is increasingly common for companies to underestimate how vulnerable they are to cybercrime. Hackers, like common thieves, look for the easiest and fastest way into your network. 

Here are just a few Cybersecurity Stats for 2019.  All information used in this post was obtained from the 2019 Internet Security Threat Report by Symantec.


Formjacking is the use of malicious JavaScript code to steal credit card details and other information from payment forms on the checkout web pages of eCommerce site and it trended upwards in 2018. In fact, over 4800 unique websites were compromised with formjacking code every month in 2018. This global problem affects big and small businesses but the medial will only report on the big companies.


Cryptojacking is done quietly in the background on victims’ devices without their knowledge and uses their central processing unit (CPU) power to run coinminers on your network. While it is trending down, do not count it out. It is predicted that this activity is largely dependant on cryptocurrency values.


For the first time since 2013, ransomware activity declined. And while overall ransomware infections were down, enterprise infections were up by 12%. And oddly enough, these cyber gangs get bored and move on to other opportunities.


Supply chain and living off the land attacks are examples of challenges both organizations and individuals deal with. These attacks appear in trusted channels and use a fileless attack method or genuine tools for malicious means. Effectively identifying and blocking these types of attacks requires advanced detection methods.


A huge growth in IoT devices in 2017 saw massive attacks but the good news is, in 2018 that number stabilized. Routers and connected cameras were by far the main source of IoT attacks, accounting for over 90 percent of all attacks.

No solution is 100% guaranteed to stop cybercrime from happening. No different than expecting an alarm system to protect your office contents 100%, but that doesn’t stop companies from investing in systems to keep unwanted folks out. 

Using those cybersecurity stats to invest in a layered approach is the right solution.

This approach to protecting what a company has built up over the years is the best bet. Working with a company like MicroAge can help you achieve peace of mind over your business data. Contact us today and let’s talk tech. 


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*information gathered from the 2019 Internet Security Threat Report by Symantec.


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