Contextual Security Releases 9 Interesting Cybersecurity Statistics Everyone Should Know

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The article highlights the financial cost of a cyber security attack, which industries are most at risk, and how cyber attacks generally occur.

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According to the guide, the financial industry has the highest costs associated with a cyber attack - and attacks on that sector are increasing. “The rate of violations in the {financial] industry has more than tripled in the past two years," The guide says.

Contextual Security has announced the release of their newest article: 9 Interesting Cyber Security Statistics Everyone Should Know. The article highlights the financial cost of a cyber security attack, which industries are most at risk, and how cyber attacks generally occur.

According to the guide, the financial industry has the highest costs associated with a cyber attack - and attacks on that sector are increasing. “The rate of violations in the {financial] industry has more than tripled in the past two years," The guide says. According to financial reports, the average cost of violating financial-services rules rose from $13,000 to $152,500 as well.

Contextual Security highlights the financial burden that accompanies a cyber attack on the financial sector with further insight into how large tech firms can be a big target for cyber attacks. The article not only points on attacks on the financial and tech firm worlds but also dives into government and hospital attacks.

Sourced from sites like the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the Pew Research Center, the article highlights the financial burden placed on companies, the government, and customers. It also gives different security awareness points to look into within your own business.

To learn more about cyber security, visit Contextual Security here.

About Contextual Security:

Contextual Security quickly earned its Payment Card Industry (PCI) Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) certification to offer clients the most comprehensive compliance solutions. The company’s thought-leaders are routinely asked to speak at such notable conferences as B- Sides, DataConnectors, DerbyCon, TechAdvantage and others. Contextual Security holds leadership positions in regional and national organizations like ISSA and SANs Mentors and hosts industry-related workshops and other technical training. Contextual Security has grown into a nationally-known and trusted partner with over 20 years of commitment to the pursuit of cyber security.

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