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Cybersecurity for
the Technology and Innovation Industry

Protect your critical data • Avoid interruptions of service
Protect your intellectual property and your critical data from hackers and prevent interruptions of services following a cyberattack.

Cybersecurity at the Service of Technological Innovations

Technology Providers, Research Labs and High Tech Companies are facing more challenges than ever before to secure their data and services from cyber attacks. A majority of these companies rely solely on the internet, web applications or internet-facing systems to operate, which increases the extent of the damages that can be done by an attacker. These cybercriminals often seek to disrupt the availability of the services – which generally only acts as a smokescreen, allowing them to compromise critical data and intellectual property that can later be used for industrial espionage or even be sold on the dark web. Attackers will aim at any weak entry point in your system in order to reach potentially critical internal systems.

Cybersecurity Statistics in the Technology & Innovation Industry

Web Cybersecurity Statistics
60% of malicious domains are associated with spam campaigns

Reference: Cisco

Cybersecurity Application Statistics
Variants of mobile malware increased by 54% in 2017

Reference: Symantec

IoT Cybersecurity Statistics
IoT devices experience an average of 5,200 attacks per month

Reference: Symantec

IoT Cybersecurity Antivirus Statistics
IoT attacks were up 600% in 2017

Reference: Symantec

Uber Statistics
In 2016, Uber reported that hackers stole the information of over 57 million riders and drivers

Reference: Uber

Web cybersecurity statistics
Digital ad fraud caused businesses $19 billion in losses in 2018, around $51 million every day

Reference: AdWeek

Password Statistics
Nearly 1/3 of adults in the US re-use passwords for all their online accounts (28%)

Reference: Business Insider

Cryptojacking statistics
25% of all businesses worldwide have been victim of cryptojacking in 2018

Reference: CoinCentral

Web cybersecurity statistics
1 in 13 web requests lead to malware

Reference: Symantec

Password Statistics
The most commonly used password in 2017 was 123456

Reference: DMR

Web cybersecurity statistics
In 2016, 3 billion Yahoo accounts were hacked in one of the biggest breaches of all time

Reference: Oath.com

DDoS Statistics
Mirai distributed denial of service (DDoS) worm remained an active threat and, with 16% of the attacks, was the third most common IoT threat in 2018

Reference: Symantec

Web Cybersecurity Statistics
20% percent of malicious domains are very new and used 1 week after they are registered

Reference: Cisco

Cybersecurity Application Statistics
The total cost of illegal ads on online and mobile devices is expected to reach $44 billion by 2022

Reference: Juniper

Web Cybersecurity Statistics
Malware and web-based attacks are the two most costly attack types – costing an average of US $2.4 million

Reference: Accenture

Web cybersecurity statistics
46% of websites have critical cybersecurity vulnerabilties

Reference: Acunetix

application cybersecurity statistics
1 in 36 mobile devices had high risk apps installed

Reference: Symantec

Microsoft Office Cybersecurity Statistics
Microsoft Office formats such as Word, PowerPoint and Excel are the most prevalent group of malicious file extensions at 38%

Reference: Cisco

application cybersecurity statistics
59% of transportation security professionals said that cloud infrastructure and mobile devices are among the most challenging to defend against attacks

Reference: CISCO

application cybersecurity statistics
The app categories with the most cybersecurity risks are lifestyle apps, accounting for 27% of malicious apps. Music and audio apps account for 20%

Reference: Symantec

Questions to assess your cybersecurity

  • How often do you perform security audits ?
  • Do you have a procedure to respond to incidents ?
  • How often are backups performed ?
  • Are there mechanisms aiming to prevent cyberattacks ?
  • Are your payment systems compliant to the PCI-DSS standard ?
  • Is there a system in place to detect intrusions ?
  • Complying with the PCI-DSS requirements.
  • Securing systems and prevent attacks from spreading.
  • Ensure the security of applications across all devices.
  • Maintaining an availability of services in the event of a cyberattack.
  • Secure critical data and intellectual property
  • Secure the latest technological innovations.

Cybersecurity challenges faced by the technological industry

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