Are we losing yet? March 23, 2010Posted by jonathanpenn in client security, trends & futures.
That’s what I asked myself after reading the IC3 Internet Crime Report, which shows:
- A 22.3% increase in complaints over 2008
- Total dollar loss from all referred cases was $559.7 million, up over 110% from 2008
- Of the top five categories of offenses, identity thieft was #2 at 14.1% of complaints; computer fraud (destruction/damage/vandalism of property) was #5 at 7.9% of complaints.
The security industry readily admits that cyber-criminals are evolving their attack tactics faster than we’re evolving our defenses. How long can we continue to fall behind before we should start saying that we’re losing?