Millions of people have been the victims of cyberattacks and unfortunately that number is only going to rise as more people gain internet access. According to CSOonline.com, humans have surpassed machines as the top target for cyber criminals. It is predicted that 6 billion people will have internet access by 2022, and hackers see the potential to do more damage with people than with Silicon Valley. In fact, cybercrime damage is expected to hit $6 trillion annually by 2021 — a 100% increase from October 2016.
While individuals are targets, businesses are clearly not immune from a cyberattack. According to the “2016 State of Cybersecurity in Small and Medium-Sized Businesses”, last year out of 598 businesses surveyed regarding hacks, 50% said they were affected by a data breach and 55% said they experienced a cyberattack.