Cybersecurity statistics 2022

Get your hands on 15 statistics about cybersecurity from leading analysts and research houses.


Cybersecurity market

88% of UK companies have suffered a breach in the last 12-months. (VMware)

By the end of 2023, modern privacy laws will cover the personal information of 75% of the world’s population. (Gartner)

98% of organisations expect their overall security budget to either increase or remain the same over the next 12-months. (IDG)


Biggest cybersecurity risks

The most common initial attack vector is compromised credentials, which is responsible for 20% of breaches. (IBM)

Every 19-seconds a small business in the UK is successfully hacked. (Hiscox)

78% of CISOs have 16 or more tools in their cybersecurity vendor portfolio. 12% have 46 or more. (Gartner)


Cybersecurity weaknesses

FTSE 250 companies have an average of 35 systems exposed to the Internet. (CSO)

The average time to identify a breach is 228-days. (IBM)

A third of breaches in 2021 were due to insider threats. (Forrester)


Cybersecurity strategy

Just 31% of UK organisations have performed a cyber risk assessment in the last year. (UK Government)

“Organisations seeking to protect their information assets in this day and age must remain cognizant of evolving threats and design security controls that remain effective not only against the threats of today but also provide protection against the unknown threats of tomorrow.” (IDC)

By 2025, 60% of organisations will use cybersecurity risk as a primary determinant in conducting third-party transactions and business engagements. (Gartner)


Impact of poor cybersecurity

Average cost of a UK data breach: $3.88 million – the highest in 17 years! (Ponemon Institute)

38% of organisations have lost business due to security issues. (Forrester)

60% of small businesses that are victims of a cyber-attack go out of business within 6 months. (Cybercrime Magazine)


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