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    Global Cyber Attacks Continue to Rise as Q1 Sees a 7% Increase

    New data highlights just how frequently cyber attacks are attempted and organizations are impacted – and the numbers are far more surprising than you’d think.

    How many times in a week is the average organization attacked (including unsuccessful attacks)? According to Check Point Software’s latest data on cyber attacks globally, it’s 1248! How many organizations are impacted by a ransomware attack weekly? According to Check Point, 1 in 31 globally.

    Looking at Q1 2023’s data, the 7% growth in the number of cyber attacks represents a material shift that is impacting more organizations. Over 1,000 attempts to breach your organization’s security every week and a little more than 3% of attacks are successful!

    That’s not good news.

    According to Check Point’s 2023 Cyber Security Report, 83% of cyber attacks began with email; a stat some experts contend is over 95%. Using email as the initial attack vector demonstrates the long-term value of the phishing attack to the threat actor. It’s the reason I’m so passionate about Security Awareness Training – at some point every single one of your users will encounter a phishing email. It only takes one click to help an attack spawn within your network.

    Seven percent may seem like a small increase, but the impact of this continued growth will eventually come looking for your organization.

    Free Phishing Security Test

    Would your users fall for convincing phishing attacks? Take the first step now and find out before bad actors do. Plus, see how you stack up against your peers with phishing Industry Benchmarks. The Phish-prone percentage is usually higher than you expect and is great ammo to get budget.

    Here’s how it works:

    • Immediately start your test for up to 100 users (no need to talk to anyone)
    • Select from 20+ languages and customize the phishing test template based on your environment
    • Choose the landing page your users see after they click
    • Show users which red flags they missed, or a 404 page
    • Get a PDF emailed to you in 24 hours with your Phish-prone % and charts to share with management
    • See how your organization compares to others in your industry

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