Would you know if you were hacked?

A report by Trustwave has  revealed some startling statistics around data breaches; the most frightening one being that most organisations don’t even know they’ve been hacked.

  • Only 16% of organisations that suffered a data breach last year were able to detect it themselves. This means that 84% only found out they had been hacked when they were told by an external party, such as a regulatory body, law enforcement or by the public
  • Those that were notified by an external party waited an average of 173.5 days before they were told
  • The most popular password for organisations to use is ‘Password1’
  • 89% of organisations were hacked last year because of the value of their customer records 
  • The food and beverage industry is the top target for hackers
  • 8.00 am and 9.00am (Eastern Time, U.S) is the most likely time for an email to be sent with a malicious attachment.

Source: Trustwave

Does any of this ring a bell for you? Do you use ‘Password1’ or a similar phrase? Are you plagued by malicious emails? And most importantly, would you know if you were hacked?

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