The annual Global State of Information Security® survey of more than 9,700 security, IT, and business executives has found that the total number of security incidents detected by their respondents climbed to 42.8 million this year, an increase of 48% over 2013. That’s the equivalent of 117,339 incoming attacks per day, every day.
The global cost of Cyber Crime is estimated by the Center for Strategic and International Studies to be up to $575bn in it’s report entitled “Net Losses:Estimating the Global Cost of Cybercrime”, sponsored by McAfee.
The report tries to assess the impact on the global economy by looking at the range of costs and losses associated with Cyber Crime a create an approximate total.
The Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have released their Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity to help organizations charged with providing the nation's financial, energy, health care and other critical systems better protect their information and physical assets from cyber attack.
Implications for enterprises