As we enter Cyber Security Month, this piece from Forbes caught our eye. It has been compiled by Chuck Brooks, an expert in this field, and features some of the key stats on the present state of play.
The article reveals extraordinarily high numbers of phishing attacks in recent years – 1,097,811 in the second quarter of 2022 – with a dramatic increase on previous periods. (Indeed, phishing attacks are apparently at an all time high).
Brooks’ piece also finds that ethical hackers – individuals who are paid to test how easy systems are to break into – take around five hours to break in, collect and exfiltrate data. This is according to a new, first-of-its-kind survey of those in ethical hacker roles, carried out by Bishop Fox. The chart below breaks this down in more detail.