Cyber Security Statistics in Australia 2020: Beyond the Figures of Cyber Crime

We’ve done the research for you after reading dozens of reports, statistics, and resources here in Australia and abroad. Here’s what you need to know about the state of Australian Cyber Security: where we are at now, and what threats to look out for.

Australian numbers

0

Estimated to cost Australian businesses from cyber crime per year

0

Average cost to a business per breach

0

of the cost is detection and recovery

23

Number of days to resolve a ransomware attack

Percentage of SMBs reported to have been attacked

Ransomeware
Viruses
Adware
Phishing Emails
spyware
87% of SMBs believe that they are safe from attacks with Antivirus software alone, there is definitely a cause for concern. While it is part of an essential list of security assets, this is not the be-all-end-all tool against the threats.

Email

Within 4 minutes

Will open an email from an attacker

Will open an attachement/link

1

Detect intrusion

1

Contain damage

It takes hackers 4 minutues to get into networks through email attacks and 286 days for detection followed by 80 days for damage control.

User

63%
Weak, default or stolen passwords
58%
Accidently share sensitive information
80%
Non-approved SaaS usage, shadow IT.
90%
Data leakage caused by user mistakes

Device

53

A laptop is stolen nearly every minute globally

55000

Devices compromised by ransomware each month globally

0

PC's attacked by WannaCrypt across 150 countries

1

Average earning of a hacker from Ransomware (FBI Guestimate)

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