As each country begins to adapt to a new, unprecedented, post-COVID 19 world,
cybersecurity becomes increasingly imperative to secure digital infrastructures. From
endpoint attacks that are designed to gain unauthorized access, steal data, and extort
money by blocking access to files or computer systems, to cloud attacks that are designed to compromise and weaponize virtual machines, cybercrime can take many forms. But, which countries are most exposed?
With exposure defined as the fact of experiencing or being affected by something,
PasswordManagers.co compiled data of five of the most significant types of end-point and cloud cyberattacks alongside the level of cybersecurity commitment across 108 countries to accurately assess each countries exposure to cybercrime.
Here are the key points worth noting;
● Europe has the lowest exposure score per country (0.329).
● 70.73% of European countries are classified in the low and very low exposure groups.
● Europe accounts for 67.44% of low and very low exposure countries globally.
● 66.67% of North American countries are classified in the moderate, low, and very low
● Asia-Pacific accounts for 60% of very high exposure countries globally.
● Combined, Asia-Pacific accounts for 40% of high and very high exposure countries
● 43.75% of Asia-Pacific countries are classified in the high and very high exposure
● 40% of South American countries are classified in the high and very high exposure
● South America has the highest proportion of countries classified in the moderate
exposure group (50%).
● Africa has the highest exposure score per country (0.643).
● 75% of African countries are classified in the high and very high exposure groups.
Josh Frisby, Founder of PasswordManagers.co said:
“Cybersecurity is imperative to secure digital infrastructures, devices, and identities, and
while some countries may be more exposed than others, the commitment to protect
against cybercrime should dominate the priorities of every organization and individual.
Depending on where you reside, you may be more or less exposed to cybercrime but, by
taking the appropriate steps, such as using a password manager to securely store your
credentials, browsing the web via a VPN when using unsecured public WiFi, and employing security software, you substantially increase your protection against cyberattacks.”
For more information and statistics, as well as the methodology, data used, and sources,
review the full study on PasswordManagers.co.