A recent Norton report on cyber security has some interesting insights and lessons for even the most seasoned pros.
978 million people in 20 countries were affected by cybercrime in 2017.
44% of consumers were impacted by cybercrime in the last 12 months.
The most common cybercrimes experienced by consumers or someone they know include:
o Having a device infected by a virus or other security threat (53%)o Experiencing debit or credit card fraud (38%)o Having an account password compromised (34%)o Encountering unauthorized access to or hacking of an email or social media account (34%)o Making a purchase online that turned out to be a scam (33%)
o Clicking on a fraudulent email or providing sensitive (personal/financial) information in response to a fraudulent email (32%)
• As a result, consumers who were a victims of cybercrime globally lost $172 billion – an average of $142 per victim – and nearly 24 hours globally (or almost three full work days) dealing with the aftermath.
For full details, this report is well worth reading:
When it comes to cyber security, consumers are overconfident in their security prowess, leaving them vulnerable and enabling cybercriminals to up the ante this year, which has resulted in record attacks.