Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Security by the numbers

PC World recently published a Special Report titled The New Security War which makes an entertaining and informative read. The 2nd last chapter titled "Security by the Numbers" makes for some interesting security statistics:
  1. 31% of businesses rate spyware as a major threat for the next year. [Deloitte Global Security Survey, 2005]
  2. 27% of small or medium-size businesses do not use an anti-spyware product. [Forrester Research, 2005]
  3. 33% of scanned enterprise PCs were infected with adware. [Webroot State of Spyware, 2Q 2005]
  4. 80% of scanned consumer PCs were infected with spyware. [Webroot State of Spyware, 2Q 2005]
  5. 65% of businesses plan to invest in new or additional anti-spyware tools. [Forrester Research, 2005]
  6. 73% of consumers said personal data theft is a deterrent to online banking. [Ipsos Insight, 2005]
  7. 80% of surveyed firms use anti-spyware tools. [Forrester Research, 2005]
  8. 50% of scanned consumer PCs had adware present. [Webroot State of Spyware, 2Q 2005]
  9. $300 is the cost of a do-it-yourself phishing kit. [2005 McAfee Criminology Report]
  10. 13% of Net users say they have an identity theft victim in the household. [Conference Board Research Center, 2005]
  11. 41% of Net users say they're buying less online due to security threats. [Conference Board Research Center, 2005]
  12. 30% of businesses saw unauthorized access to their data. [CSI/FBI 2005 Security Report]
  13. $30.9 million was lost by 639 businesses due to theft of proprietary data. [CSI/FBI 2005 Security Report]
  14. $400 billion was the overall cost of cybercrime in 2004. [2005 McAfee Criminology Report]

CATEGORIES : 1stats, 1report,1spyware,1adware,1phishing,1threats,1trends,1users,1id theft,1crime

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