Global State of Information Security (2015)
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Global State of Information Security (2015)

PricewaterhouseCoopers reports that the number of cyberattacks grew by 48% in 2014 — a sharp increase from the previous year. Security consultants predict that there could be more than 42.8 million cyberattacks in 2015 or about 117,000 attacks per day. The number of companies that reported $20 million or more in losses after a cyberattack…

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Global Fraud Study (2014)
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Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Global Fraud Study (2014)

Approximately 77% of the fraud were committed by individuals working in one of seven departments: accounting, operations, sales, executive/upper management, customer service, purchasing and finance. 58% of victim organizations had not recovered any of their losses due to fraud, and only 14% had made a full recovery. Proactive data monitoring and analysis was used by…

International Data Corporation (IDC), “The Dangerous World of Counterfeit and Pirated Software” (2013)
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International Data Corporation (IDC), “The Dangerous World of Counterfeit and Pirated Software” (2013)

Counterfeit software is a major vector for the distribution of dangerous malware that imposes substantial costs on the economy and decreases the security of IT systems and data. IDC estimated that globally “the direct costs to enterprises from dealing with malware from counterfeit software will hit $114 billion” in 2013 and “[t]he potential losses from…

Department of Homeland Security, “Intellectual Property Rights Seizures Statistics” (FY 2013)
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Department of Homeland Security, “Intellectual Property Rights Seizures Statistics” (FY 2013)

The number of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) seizures increased nearly 7% to 24,361 from 22,848 in FY 2012. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of the goods had they been genuine, increased 38% to $1.7 billion. Tactical interagency collaboration led by the National Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Coordination Center led to 693 arrests, 411 indictments,…

Bureau of Economic Affairs/U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, “Intellectual Property and the U.S. Economy: Industries in Focus” (2012)
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Bureau of Economic Affairs/U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, “Intellectual Property and the U.S. Economy: Industries in Focus” (2012)

Industries that depend heavily on their intellectual property (IP) accounted for about $5.06 trillion in value added in 2010, or 34.8% of U.S. GDP. IP-intensive industries directly supported 27.1-million jobs, either on their payrolls or under employment contracts, these sectors also indirectly supported 12.9 million more supply-chain jobs throughout the economy. In total, 40.0-million jobs,…