Global Unique Cybersecurity Incident

Proof Point

Positive Technologies report global unique cybersecurity attacks increased 32% annually in 2018 Q1 with 312, compared to 237 in previous year

Global Unique Cybersecurity Incident

2017 – 2018 (number)

Proof Point Findings

  • Cybersecurity Incident – Malicious attack on vulnerabilities of computer systems, networks, Internet applications, or devices to gain illegal access to data or cause disruption
  • Increasing Cybercrime – Global unique cybersecurity incidents increased by one-third in 2018 Q1 with 312 attacks, compared to 237 in 2017 Q1, according to Positive Technologies
  • Early 2018 Attacks – Highest volume recorded in February 2018 with 114, which included attack on 320 universities in 22 countries worldwide
  • Key Growth Drivers – Include rising number and sophistication of global cyberattacks and increasing sensitivity of data migrated to cloud platforms





Date Last Updated

October 18, 2018

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