U.S. companies and cyber crime - Statistics & Facts

Published by J. Clement, Aug 9, 2019
According to the IC3, the monetary damage caused by reported cyber crime in 2018 amounted to more than 2.7 billion U.S. dollars. That year, the U.S. state with the highest amount of losses was California with over 450.5 million U.S. dollars in reported cyber crime damages.

Based on the type of attack, industry figures estimate the number of days necessary to discover a cyber attack on a company in the United States can take up to 66 days. The most common types of cyber attacks experienced by U.S. companies were phishing and network intrusion.

Despite these efforts to protect the company from outside cyber attacks, there are many employee activities that render a company vulnerable, such as mobile device usage or remote work access. Other obstacles to implementing more robust cyber security solutions for businesses are the lack of funds as well as the lack of clarity regarding best practice. However, the average organizational cost to a business in the United States after a data breach in 2018 was 7.91 million U.S. dollars, causing more and more businesses to create an counter-measures against cyber-risks.

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