Sources used in the Cyber Rescue Manifesto

  1. Successful Cyber Attacks growing at over 25% a year 

    Source a) 
    Global data published by Gemalto in February 2015: In 2014, data breaches totalled 1,540, up 46% from the 1,056 in 2013. – Pg 3, Breach Level Index Findings - Gemalto - 16 pgs - Feb 2015.

    Source b)
    California data published by California Attorney General in January 2015: An increase in California of 26% in 2014 vs 2013, and an increase of 89% in 2014 vs 2012. Detail: 112 successful cyber attacks reported as caused by Malware or Hacking in 2014, up from 59 in 2012 and 89 in 2013.

  2. Number of sensitive files exposed in such attacks grows at over 70% a year
    Global data published by Gemalto in February 2015: Breached records increased to 1,023 million in 2014, up 78% vs 2013. – Pg 2, Breach Level Index Findings - Gemalto - 16 pgs - Feb 2015.

  3. 40% of organisations are “extremely concerned” about cyber attacks 
    Data published by Business Continuity Institute in February 2015. 43% of Business Continuity leaders are “extremely concerned” about the threat of cyber attacks on their organisation in 2015. Pg 11 - Horizon Scan Survey - BCI - Feb 2015

  4. 3,000 medium sized UK organisations hold sensitive data on >5,000 individuals
    Data published by UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office each month by DVD. Data analysed for February 2015.

  5. The business shock(5) of a successful cyber attack
    Statement published by the Online Trust Alliance on 7th April 2014.“The business shock can paralyze operations, damage relationships with vendors and partners and tarnish consumer trust.” - 7th April, 2014
  6. The typical £200k spend on external Crisis Services
    Statement published by in the Cyber Claims Study by NetDiligence in December 2014. “The average cost for Crisis Services was $366,484.” Pg 3

  7. The typical £80 indirect cost per data file exposed
    Source: Ponemon 2014 Cost of a Data Breach Study “According to this year’s benchmark findings, data breaches cost companies an average of $201 per compromised record – of which $134 pertains to indirect costs including abnormal turnover or churn of customers.”