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10 Facts About Cyberattacks & Cybercrime That You Need to Read

October 20, 2020
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Use These 10 Facts About Cyberattacks and Cybercrime to Outfox Bad Actors


Cybercrime had a banner year in 2020, and 2021 isn’t lagging far behind. In fact, threats like phishing and ransomware are higher than ever before, even overtopping last year’s record numbers! A perfect storm of factors has combined to make this a very good year for cybercriminals, and a very bad year for some businesses. Don’t join that list – use these facts about cyberattacks and cybercrime (and two illuminating bonus statistics) to gain insight into important ways to protect your business from a cybersecurity disaster.

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10 Essential Facts About Cybercrime in 2020



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Cybercrime is Booming, But Defense is More Efficient ( and Affordable) Than Ever


Now that you’ve seen new essential facts about cyberattacks and cybercrime, it’s easy to see that 2021 is shaping up to be a monster, with threats skyrocketing especially ransomware. Companies that take smart precautions against cybercrime are experiencing good results. Even companies that just put a few additional provisions in place to fight back against the surge are having success in keeping the bad guys out of their systems and data.


Security awareness training reduces a company’s risk of a cybersecurity incident by 70%.


Security awareness training isn’t optional. 90% of incidents that end in a data breach start in a phishing email. With threats coming at your business from every side, including a spate of new vectors for phishing threats, security awareness and phishing resistance training is a must-have for 2021 to reduce your risk of a cybersecurity incident dramatically.

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Multifactor authentication makes a company 99% less likely to be compromised


Multifactor Authentication (MFA) is a key tool to immediately add strong security protection to systems and data. While no security measure is infallible, companies that rely on MFA to secure access to the heart of their business experience fewer cyberattacks. MFA is a top recommendation from the FBI on how to reduce the chance of success for cyberattacks like credential stuffing.

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