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Data security trends: 7 statistics you need to know

September 29, 2022

U.S. businesses are at high risk for data security threats from increasingly effective phishing attempts and the lack of procedures to restrict data access, according to GetApp’s 4th Annual Data Security Report. Newer companies are especially vulnerable to security threats.

This survey of IT security managers and employees reveals seven significant trends related to data security threats facing U.S. businesses:

1. Phishing emails are on the rise, and so are the employees clicking the links

This year, 89% of companies surveyed report receiving a phishing email, a jump from 77% who said the same in 2021. What’s more concerning is the percentage of employees who click on phishing links, which has increased by 88% over the previous three years.

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