The Internet is a real entity but its intangible nature creates a big challenge for security experts. As they try to secure businesses and countries against threats to their cyber-safety, it is helpful to analyze data from the past, recent statistics, and to review forecasts regarding future threats. Norwich University’s Online Masters of Arts in Diplomacy program has compiled helpful but also potentially frightening data regarding the rise of cyber threats and terrorism, its costs, who commits these acts, and what can be done to prevent breaches. The numbers below only represent known events, results, and origins of cybercrime. Many of them go unrecognized or, if detected, are never reported.
Source: Norwich University