2020 Cybersecurity Statistics You Should Know

Cybersecurity | October 9, 2020

Cybersecurity in 2020 

2020 remains to be a big year for several things, and one of the less talked about things being cybersecurity. When a large percentage of the workforce started working from home, spam and phishing methods increased with the new circumstances. We’ve covered the top 10 2020 cybersecurity statistics to give you an insight into the security risks you should know. 

2020 Cybersecurity Statistics You Should Know 

52% of breaches involve hacking while 28% of the attacks feature malware and 33% include some form of phishing or social engineering. (Source)

In the first half of 2019, there were 4.1 billion records exposed due to data breaches. (Source)

The number of passwords used by both humans and machines is said to grow to 300 billion in 2020. (Source) 

The forecast for the worldwide information security market is estimated to reach $170.4 billion in 2022. (Source) 

According to Verizon, 71% of cybersecurity breaches were financially motivated while 25% were motivated by espionage. (Source)  

The damage projected from cybercrime is estimated to hit $6 trillion by 2021. (Source) 

According to CSO Online, 92% of malware is delivered via email. (Source)  

In just the first half of 2019, attacks on IoT devices tripled in numbers. (Source 

The total number of fileless attacks grew 256% is the first half of 2019. (Source) 

There is an average of $3.92 million lost by enterprises to data breaches annually. (Source 

2020 Cybersecurity Statistics Takeaways  

Now that we have gone over the latest 2020 cybersecurity statistics, it’s your turn to take that knowledge and use it to review your company’s cybersecurity needs. Remember, staying alert and educated will always be one of the best things you can do to protect yourself from a cyberattack. For more information on cybersecurity best practices, click here.   


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