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Scary Security Stats Roundup from 2019

Scary Security Stats 

Each year, cybersecurity companies publish a number of research reports focusing on different aspects of cybersecurity and breach trends.  Below is a list of some of the most alarming statistics from several 2019 reports published by several different companies.

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)

AttackIQ 

  • 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)

Bitglass  

DivvyCloud  

    • 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 

ForgeRock 

Jumio 

Valimail  

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Published Monday, October 21, 2019 7:32 AM by David Marshall
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