A recent Norton report on cyber security has some interesting insights and lessons for even the most seasoned pros.

  • 978 million people in 20 countries were affected by cybercrime in 2017.

  • 44% of consumers were impacted by cybercrime in the last 12 months.

  • The most common cybercrimes experienced by consumers or someone they know include:

o Having a device infected by a virus or other security threat (53%)o Experiencing debit or credit card fraud (38%)o Having an account password compromised (34%)o Encountering unauthorized access to or hacking of an email or social media account (34%)o Making a purchase online that turned out to be a scam (33%)

o Clicking on a fraudulent email or providing sensitive (personal/financial) information in response to a fraudulent email (32%)

• As a result, consumers who were a victims of cybercrime globally lost $172 billion – an average of $142 per victim – and nearly 24 hours globally (or almost three full work days) dealing with the aftermath.

For full details, this report is well worth reading: