2022 Cybersecurity Statistics You Should Know About

This year, the MixMode team covered a multitude of cybersecurity topics and insights across the industry including government and municipality news, advancements in artificial intelligence, product and solution evaluations, trends in cyberattacks, and more.

In total, we delivered over 50 articles packed full of cyber stats that revealed need-to-know information for any cybersecurity professional. The data not only helps our clients and colleagues be informed but also sheds light on both today and future challenges that we are facing together in this industry.

We have pulled together some of those top insights for you here with links to each article so that you can further dive into each topic as you plan for 2023.

IBM reports that between 2015 and 2020, the finance and insurance sectors were the most targeted by cybercriminals globally. (Read More)

In its 2022 “State of Ransomware” study, Sophos reported that ransomware attacks on local governments increased by 70% for 34-58% of those surveyed and that those attacks were more expensive than ever, with five- and six-digit ransom demands becoming the norm. (Read More)

In the graphic above, from a survey of 524 qualified cybersecurity professionals, it shows nearly all respondents indicated that integration of advanced analysis methods, including machine learning and/or behavioral analytics, is very important (51%) or somewhat important (41%) when selecting a SIEM or security analytics vendor. (Read More)

Large enterprises and U.S. municipalities face a massive shortage of cybersecurity professionals. The number of unfilled cybersecurity jobs worldwide grew 350% between 2013 and 2021, from 1 million to 3.5 million, according to Cybersecurity Ventures. (Read More)

The widespread adoption of NTA solutions is evident in industry market reporting as well: the network traffic analysis solution market is valued at US $2.9B in 2022 and is likely to reach US $8.5B by 2032. (Read More)

While once considered essential for known attack scenarios, according to analysts, >80% of recent successful attacks have been “novel” attacks, purposefully designed to circumvent rule and threshold-based systems and controls. (Read More)

The Ponemon Institute’s Cost of a Data Breach Report revealed that the average time to identify a breach in 2021 was 212 days, with an additional 75 days to contain. (Read More)

Ponemon Institute reports that a full 76% of successful attacks on organization endpoints were zero-day attacks expected to be responsible for damages of around $2.5 trillion in 2022 alone. (Read More)

86% of private-sector organizations hit by ransomware in 2021 said the attacks had caused them to lose business or revenue and that the average ransom has grown to $812,360 (five times more than the 2020 average of $170,000). (Read More)

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