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Recently several high-profile attacks made history. The Target hack, for example, left 70 million people with stolen credit card information. Seven million small businesses and 76 million households among J.P. Morgan clients had their data compromised.
According to the FBI, cybercrime ranks now as one of its top law enforcement activities. During the Obama administration, the president proposed a cybersecurity budget spending increase to $14 billion.
Here are some statistics that summarize the situation in the cybersecurity industry over the past year and the perspectives for the future:
- It is forecasted that by 2021 cybercrime damage costs will reach $6 trillion annually.
- It is predicted that from 2017 to 2021 cybersecurity spending will exceed $1 trillion.
- Cybersecurity jobs