Insurance and Security

Cybersecurity across industries

The types of cyber threats can vary from industry to industry. Take a look at the numbers.

Published: October 04, 2018
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A look at cybercrime by industry

Are some industries more likely to experience cybercrime? This data reinforces the importance of a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy for small businesses across industries.

Just as numerous other aspects of running a business vary according to industry, so do cybersecurity needs. Learn which industries have been identified as most vulnerable to both incidents and breaches, according to the 2017 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report.

From the report: Total number of top three incident types by industry

Retail: 180 network system interruptions 57 physical tamperings 28 website/web browser attacks

Manufacturing: 261 malware/ransomeware incidents 115 espionage/crime-related attacks 13 internal (employee) hacking incidents

Healthcare: 125 internal (employee) hacking incidents 114 miscellaneous errors 92 lost and stolen assets

Accommodation and food services: 182 point of sale intrusions 8 incidents of a data breach that did not classify as one of the patterns defined by the report due to a lack of information 6 physical tamperings

Source: "2017 Data Breach Investigations Report," Verizon, 2017.

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