Cybercrime Happens Way More Than You Think!

Consider the following facts:

The University of Maryland found that there is an average of 2,244 cyberattacks per day, which is one every 36 seconds.

The International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) reported that small- and medium-sized businesses (SMB) are being targeted at an increased rate.


The U.S. Federal Trade Commission, in a recent 6-month period, had seen over 128,000 phone-based fraud scams that cost victims a whopping $108 Million – that’s only half a year!

Staying Safe Starts with YOU!

We often assume cybercrime only happens to someone else, but hackers know the easiest way to get to your organization’s information is through YOU!

Here are some actions to stay safe.

  • Be careful what you post and share online.
  • Don’t reuse passwords for multiple sites.
  • Follow your organization’s security policies and procedures.
  • If something seems suspicious, always verify that it’s legitimate.

In the time it took you to read this document, there were multiple cyberattacks across the globe. Make sure you stop, look, and think before you take any sort of action.

This article is used with permission from our partner KnowBe4.