Social engineering remains one of the most dangerous hacking techniques employed by cybercriminals, largely because it relies on human error rather than technical vulnerabilities.
Cybercriminals can circumvent security systems by hacking into less-secure networks owned by third parties with privileged access to the hacker's primary target.
80% of external penetration tests encountered an exploitable misconfiguration in a series of 268 trials conducted by cybersecurity software company Rapid7.
"Cyber hygiene" refers to regular technology habits and practises such as avoiding unprotected WiFi networks and implementing safeguards such as a VPN or multi-factor authentication.
Cloud security is currently the fastest-growing cybersecurity market segment, with a 41% increase from $595 million in 2020 to $841 million in 2021, according to Gartner.
Remote users not only rely more heavily on mobile devices, but pandemic experts have also encouraged widespread adoption of mobile wallets.
IoT connectivity, when combined with the average American's less-than-stellar cyber hygiene habits, opens up a world of vulnerabilities for hackers.
According to a 2021 survey of 1,263 cybersecurity professionals, 66% reported significant revenue loss as a result of a ransomware attack.
In a 2021 survey of 1,263 companies that had been targeted in a cybersecurity breach, 80% of victims who paid the ransom said they were soon attacked again.
Breaches caused by data handling errors can be just as costly as more sophisticated cybersecurity attacks.