Average annual costs caused by cyber crime in the United States as of August 2015, by industry sector (in million U.S. dollars)

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IndustrySix-year averageFY 2015
Financial services19.3728.33
Energy and utilities21.7327.62
Defense and aerospace21.0323.18
Education and research9.611.41
Public sector6.949.37
Consumer products5.368.68

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This statistic shows the average annualized costs caused by cyber crimes in the United States as August 2015, sorted by affected industry sector. That year, cyber crime caused an average annualized loss of 16.45 million U.S. dollars in the technology sector. In 2016, the majority of records exposed due to data breaches in the United States were in the medical and healthcare sector, followed by government data. The number of data breaches in the United States amounted to 1,093 in 2016, up from 781 in 2015.
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Release date
October 2015
United States
Survey time period
August 2015
Number of respondents
58 U.S. organizations
Supplementary notes
Total survey n = 252 global companies.
This analysis is for illustration purposes only. The sample size in all six years makes its difficult to draw definitive conclusions about industry segment differences.

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