Statistics

Some interesting information and stats.

After a breach

60% of businesses closed within 6 months
90% of the remainder closed within 2 years

Small businesses

66% of small businesses depend on the internet for day-to-day operations
72% of known breaches 2011 affected businesses with 100 employees or less
50% of small businesses think they are to small to be a target
40% of corporate cyber attacks were targeted at companies with 500 employees or less
85% believe thay have taken adequate measures to keep safe from hackers in reality basic malware safeguards are lacking
67% do not use web-based security/service
61% do not use antivirus on all desktops
47% do not use security on mail server/security
40% do not use a security suite on all desktops
63% do not have any security on systems used for online banking
77% do not have a formal written internet security policy
56% do not have policies that clarify what websites employees can use
63% do not have policies regarding how their employees use social media

Sources

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[+] http://www.meritalk.com/cybersecurityexperience
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[+] https://www.isc2cares.org/industryresearch/GISWS
[+] https://blogs.cisco.com/education/tackling-the-cybersecurity-skills-gap
[+] http://fcw.com/articles/2013/10/15/cybersecurity-workforce-crisis.aspx
[+] http://www.symantec.com/security_response/publications/threatpost.jsp
[+] http://fcw.com/articles/2013/10/08/cyberattacks-frequency-costs-rise.aspx
[+] http://public.dhe.ibm.com/common/ssi/ecm/en/wgl03045usen/WGL03045USEN.PDF
[+] http://www.esg.global.com/blogs/more-bad-news-about-the-cybersecurity-skills-shortage
[+] http://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/view/35373/cybersecurity-skills-gap-beginning-to-have-real-effects-on-business
[+] http://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/view/37903/isc2-introduces-global-academic-community-for-cybersecurity-education-/
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[+] staysafeonline.org/sites/default/files/resource_documents/2011%20SMB%20Study%20.pdf
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[+] Ponemon Institute 2012 Cost of Data Breach Study
[+] fcc.gov/cyberforsmallbiz
[+] http://www.ic3.gov/media/annualreport/2012_IC3Report.pdf
[+] http://securityevaluators.com/content/case-studies/routers/soho-router-hacks.jsp
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[+] https://media.blackhat.com/eu-13/briefings/Williams/bh-eu-13-dropsmack-jwilliams-wp.pdf
[+] http://lifehacker.com/5938980/how-secure-are-you-online-the-checklist
[+] http://www.splashdata.com/press/PR121023.htm
[+] http://www.zdnet.com/blog/security/survey-60-percent-of-users-use-the-same-password-across-more-than-one-of-their-online-accounts/9489
[+] 2013 global security report
[+] https://we.riseup.net/riseuphelp+en/how-vpn-works