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The Future of Cybersecurity 2022: The most remarkable statistics

23 September, 2022

It’s no secret that cybercrime has become a key issue for businesses, with nearly all criminal activities having some sort of online component. Post-pandemic, cyber threats have increased by 81%, showing no signs of slowing down.

At Bob’s Business, we’re at the forefront of cyber-risk reduction by putting people first and positive cybersecurity behaviours at the heart of everything.

Critical to our cutting-edge thinking is understanding the broader cyber landscape. That’s why, on September 15th, we attended the Future of Cybersecurity 2022 Conference.

In this blog, we’ll share some of the remarkable findings and what they might mean for your business. Let’s get started.

Threat Intelligence

  • Organisations have been attacked 777 times per week in the last six months.
  • 79% of malicious files came in via email in the last 30 days.
  • PDFs are the most common malicious file types sent via email.
  • Only 4/10 UK businesses have an external cyber security training provider.
  • Software supply chain attacks increased 650% in 2021.
  • Most attacks targeted software code.
  • 70% of companies allow access to corporate assets from personal laptops and mobiles.

Preparing for the new generation of security challenges

  • Gartner predicts we will have 12 billion IoT devices connected to our networks by 2025. Transitioning to Zero trust is a journey; there is no silver bullet solution, and we should implement it gradually as our attack surface increases.
  • Employee hiring budgets are low, but retention budgets are even lower.
  • Staff are missing severe security threats because analysts are so overworked.
  • 85% of attacks target humans.
  • By 2025, 70% of organisations will consolidate the number of vendors needed to secure the lifecycle of cloud-native applications, down to a maximum of 3 vendors.

Jobs in cybersecurity

  • There has been a 31% increase in job vacancies in cyber security compared to the average of 4% for other industries.
  • We should see neurodiverse people as a gift. Instead of ‘learning difficulties', we should see ‘unique learning abilities'. We need to challenge the traditional perception of neurodiversity in the workforce.
  • Threats are so diverse our workforce should be too.

What does this mean for your business?

So, how does all of this apply to your business? The throughline through the majority of these statistics is the importance of staffing and employee responsibility in cybersecurity.

No matter how the industry and threat landscape evolves, it remains your staff who are most important, as people are at the heart of the most damaging statistics.

With 85% of cyber attacks targeting humans, providing employees with a comprehensive understanding of cybersecurity will be critical to determining organisational success in the future.

That’s why, at Bob's Business, we put your employees at the forefront of our cybersecurity awareness training, ensuring that your organisation is armed and ready for any threats that will inevitably emerge.

Are you ready to start training your team? Book a demo with one of our experts today.

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