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Cybersecurity by the numbers: How bad is it?

Ninety percent of businesses have been hit by a cybersecurity breach in the past year. Breaches cost 41 percent of businesses $500,000 or more. And the top two endpoints under attack are laptops and mobile devices.

Ninety percent of businesses have been hit by a cybersecurity breach in the past year. Breaches cost 41 percent of businesses $500,000 or more. And the top two endpoints under attack are laptops and mobile devices.

Those are some of the high-level highlights from a survey via Juniper and the Ponemon Institute. The companies surveyed 583 IT and security professionals and highlight a few key issues.

Among the notable points:

  • 52 percent of respondents say that 10 percent or less of their IT budget is allocated to security.
  • 40 percent of respondents didn't know the source of the attacks.
  • 52 percent said insider abuse led to security breaches at their companies and 48 percent cited malicious software downloads.

By the charts:

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