Network security is a crucial consideration for every single business, especially ones that utilize the Internet. There were a lot of negatives and some positives that came out of 2017 in regards to cybersecurity. Below we have listed some of the most troubling cybersecurity statistics collected in 2017, and we’ve followed it up with suggestions on how to keep your business safe in 2018.
Statistic for 2017: In the United States, 61% of small businesses experienced a cyberattack and 54% experienced a data breach that had severe financial consequences in 2017. This year saw phishing/social engineering scams out number web-based attacks for the first time.