Some interesting stats
In its third year of operation, the NCSC saw an increase in the number of cyber security incidents reported, from a total of 134 in 2012, to a total of 219 in 2013. Scam and spam related incidents were the largest category of reported incidents at 30%. Denial of Service (DoS) attacks and Botnet/Malware activity were the second largest categories, making up 22% and 12% of incidents respectively.
The median number of days a cyber threat was present in victims system before being detected was 299 according to Mandiant’s 2013 MTrends report. The report says 67 percent of victims were notified of the threat by an external entity. The report is available here.
Security software provider McAfee log 200 new cyber threats every minute according to their by security software provide McAffee according to their 4th quarter, 2013 threats report. The report is available here.