More than a million dollars every minute. That’s how much money businesses and individuals lose to cybercrime. About $171,000 every minute. This is the amount businesses spend on cybersecurity. These staggering stats come from RiskIQ, a digital threat management company.
Cybercriminals are constantly innovating, evolving malicious tactics to compromise our online security. They never stand still, so neither can we. Their motivation is simple. Crime pays.
|2018 Costs||$600 billion to date|
|$171,233/minute – what businesses spend on IT security|
|$11.7 million/year – cost to large businesses globally|
|1.5 organizations/minute – how many fall victim to ransomware|
|Phishing emails||22.9 attacks/minute|
|Malware||1,274 new variants/minute|
|Records leaked||1,274 new variants/minute|
Do these three things to keep us safe
- Use Houston Methodist email, because it has several layers of security.
- Don’t open attachments from your Gmail, Yahoo mail or other non-Houston Methodist email when using your work computer.
- Send suspicious email to SpamSpotting@HoustonMethodist.org