According to ENISA, this year is characterised by numerous serious cyber-incidents which have dominated the news. Main objectives of malicious activities detected was monetization and political impact.
In France, 8 on 10 companies have been victims of cyberattacks in 2015. On average, companies have recorded 13 attacks over the past 6 months. Attacks including ransomware (61%),denial of service (38%), web site disfiguring (23%), and theft of personal data (18%).
If all companies are potential targets, the sectors of new technologies, information systems, media and everything related to transport, logistics and mass distribution are the most exposed to heavy financial losses. Thus, 5 to 10% of a company’s budget should be devoted to cybersecurity.
The bigger the business, the bigger the financial losses. According to NTT Com Security, recovering from a cyber attack would cost an average of 300,000 euros for a company with 1,000 employees or less, and up to 1.3 million euros for a company with more than 5,000 employees.
Solving technical problems due to cyber attacks is particularly time-consuming and would take an average of 9 weeks, a precious time for the company, which could have devoted it to other activities.