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The growth of cyber security attacks in the last year has led to organisations needing to protect themselves from the everyday hacker. Whether it be just some “script kiddies” who are having a go at trying to gain access to any website which is vulnerable or a targeted email phishing campaign the methods of attack are various. The cost is great.

Ransomeware gangs staged a “major comeback” last year, according to research, with victims of hacking attacks paying out a record $1.1 bn to assailants …

— Dan Milmo, 7 February 2024, ‘Cyber-hacking victims ‘paid out record $1.1 bn in ransoms last year’ (The Telegraph)

Year-over-year estimates put the growth of cyber attacks to be at about 10 – 15% each year! What plan does your organisation have to protect itself from a cyber attack? (1)

The cost of cybercrime is projected to reach $10 trillion by 2025 – up from $3 trillion in 2015. What is your organisation’s plan if you were to suffer a ransomeware attack and your data was encrypted? An once of prevention is worth a pound of cure. (2)

Phishing attempts (mainly email phishing but not only) are on the increase. 60% of organisations have reported an increase in targeted phishing emails. (3)

Ransomeware attacks have increased by 150% in recent years at a great cost to companies and organisations both small, medium and large. (4)

Increased global spending on cyber security spending! Cost will exceed $1 trillion cumulatively over the 5-year period from 2017 – 2021. (5)


We can help with a cyber security risk assessment or active cyber security incidents


No.StatisticDescriptionEstimated Source URL
1Increase in Cyber AttacksYear-over-year increase of around 10-15%Cybersecurity Ventures
2Cost of CybercrimeProjected to reach over $10 trillion annually by 2025Cybersecurity Ventures Report
3Ransomware AttacksIncrease of over 150% in recent yearsSymantec/Broadcom Internet Security Threat Report
4Phishing AttemptsOver 60% of organizations report an increasePhishMe Research
5Data BreachesAverage cost around $4 million, 280 days to containIBM Cost of a Data Breach Report
6IoT VulnerabilitiesSignificant rise in IoT-related attacksKaspersky IoT Report
7Mobile Security ThreatsOver 70% of fraud originating from mobile platformsVerizon Mobile Security Index
8Cybersecurity SpendingOver $1 trillion cumulatively from 2017-2021Gartner Forecasts
9AI in CybersecurityGrowing use for predicting, preventing, responding to attacksCapgemini Research Institute
10Cybersecurity Talent GapMillions of unfilled positions in the coming yearsCybersecurity Jobs Report

1 Morgan, Steve, 2020, ‘Cybercrime To Cost The World $10.5 Trillion Annually By 2025’, CyberCrime Magazine, 13th November 2020, viewed 9 February 2024, <>

2 ‘What is the Actual Cost of Cybercrime?’, Evolve Security Blog, (no date). Available at <>