PRESS RELEASE - While cyber attackers chase down system vulnerabilities and valuable data each passing day, the business world has taken the measures against them. The latest trends and cybersecurity statistics reveal that data from various sources, especially mobile and IoT devices, is targeted and attacked. Organizations face the risk of data loss due to unprotected data and weak cyber security practices.
In the first half of last year, $ 4.1 billion of data records were exposed , while the average time needed to detect a leak was 206 days . While the average loss caused by a data leak is estimated at $ 3.92 million for businesses, cyberattacks will create $ 6 trillion in losses globally in the next year.
Keepnet Labs, a UK-based cyber security awareness and anti phishing company has revealed the most vulnerable departments and sectors against phishing attacks. The Keepnet Labs 2020 Phishing Trends Report was generated by a data set of 410 thousand phishing emails, covering a period of one year.
Accordingly, 90% of successful cyber attacks occur through email-based attacks. These cyberattacks use deceptive, deceptive and fraudulent social engineering techniques, especially to bypass various security mechanisms / controls.
1 out of 8 people share the information requested by attackers
According to the Report, which identifies the sectors and departments that are most vulnerable to phishing attacks:
Moreover, the sectors and departments most vulnerable to cyber attacks are identified in the Report.
Sectors most vulnerable to cyber attacks
Top 5 sectors with the highest click rates on malicious links in phishing emails:
Sectors with the highest rates of data sharing:
Corporate departments most affected by cyber attacks
The top three departments with the highest rates of clicking fake links in phishing emails:
While the findings reveal that these departments have not changed according to last year's statistics, the Report concludes that most of the sensitive information needed by cybercriminals is accessible via users working in these vulnerable units. This in turn poses a serious threat to their respective organizations, because employees with such privileged access to this prized information are the key people in those organisations who motivate the hackers to infiltrate organizations and execute their intended, malicious campaigns.
The top three departments with the highest rates of sharing data:
These statistics reveal that certain departments are more inclined to share sensitive information compared to others, and considering their position, they should be much more careful against cyber attacks.
The Keepnet Labs 2020 Phishing Trends Report guides organizations in their cyber security and awareness efforts by identifying the most vulnerable departments and sectors.
You can download the Report here.
Resources: 1 RiskBased 2 IBM 3 Security Intelligence 4 C. Ventures
About Keepnet Labs
Keepnet Labs protects businesses throughout the full lifecycle of email-based cyber-attacks. Keepnet has developed a full spectrum suite of cyber-security defence, threat monitoring, security management and user awareness products that encapsulate an integrated approach to people, processes and technology thus reducing the threat in all areas of cyber risk.
The company is committed to continuous innovation and expansion of our suite of security products in order to meet the needs of a dynamic and rapidly growing networked population in a constantly evolving cyber-threat environment.
Keepnet’s cyber defence strategy adopts three holistic elements: people, process, and technology:
Keepnet’s internal corporate strategy creates a stimulating and innovative environment where the Keepnet team has the opportunity to continually enhance their skills and creativity while contributing to growth.
Keepnet Labs solution delivers a full-spectrum approach to mitigating phishing risk by:
Keepnet’s flexible technology implementation model means that it can scale from the smallest SME to the largest corporate organisation using both cloud and on-premise implementations.
The “as a service” model is particularly attractive to smaller organisations without in-house security capability as Keepnet Labs provide both the platform and the operational management of alerting, user training management, phishing simulations and security reporting.
For larger organisations who may choose an on-premise implementation, Keepnet provides a full support capability including heuristic and threat intelligence-based updates to reflect the dynamic nature of the threat perimeter.
Keepnet Labs improves overall organisational security posture and mitigate cyber-risk by;