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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 cyberattacks. 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 to perform further malicious acts.

Cybersecurity Statistics in the Technology & Innovation Industry

Cybersecurity Web Statistics
A total of 111 billion lines of new software codes are produced annually, offering a vast volume of vulnerabilities that can be exploited

Reference: NetworkWorld

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


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

Web cybersecurity statistics
1 in 13 web requests lead to malware

Reference: Symantec

IoT Cybersecurity Statistics
61% of organizations have experienced an IoT security incident

Reference: CSO Online

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

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

Reference: Uber

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

Reference: CoinCentral

Cybersecurity Application Statistics
There are around 24,000 malicious mobile apps blocked every day

Reference: Symantec

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

Reference: Symantec

Password Statistics
The most commonly used password in 2017 was 123456

Reference: DMR

Microsoft Office Cybersecurity Statistics
48% of malicious email attachments are office files

Reference: Symantec

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

Reference: Symantec

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

Reference: Cisco

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

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

Cybersecurity cost statistics
Global spending on security applications is predicted to increase from USD 103.1 billion in 2019 to reach USD 133.8 billion by 2022

Reference: IDC

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

Reference: Symantec

Uber Statistics
Uber tried to pay off hackers to delete the stolen data of 57 million users and keep the breach quiet

Reference: Bloomberg

Web cybersecurity statistics
46% of websites have critical cybersecurity vulnerabilties

Reference: Acunetix

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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