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Which Countries Are Most (and Least) Safe From Cyberattacks?

Is your country prepared for cyberattacks?
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Visual Capitalist creates and curates enriched visual content focused on emerging trends in business and investing. Founded in 2011 in Vancouver, the team at Visual Capitalist believes that art, data, and storytelling can be combined in a manner that makes complex issues and processes more digestible. Covering high-growth opportunities and industries such as technology, mining, and energy, Visual Capitalist reaches millions of investors each year. Visual Capitalist’s infographics have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Zero Hedge, Maclean’s, Gizmodo, The Vancouver Sun, and Business Insider.

The stakes couldn’t be any higher in the global cybersecurity arena.

From Russia’s alleged role in the DNC hacks to this month’s revealing Vault 7 leak of nearly 9,000 CIA documents, it should now be clear that keeping data safe is of paramount importance for any organization. Leaks and hacks are causing irreparable damage across the board – and it is now more essential than ever before for individuals, organizations, and countries to be aware of common cybersecurity threats and how to prevent them.

Is Your Country Prepared for Cyberattacks?

Today’s infographic comes to us from CompariTech, and it breaks down the countries most prepared for cyber attacks, as well as those that are the most susceptible targets for cyber criminals.

Perhaps the most interesting takeaway is that although the United States ranks high in terms of preparedness, it is also the number one target for web application attacks and cyber espionage. Further, the US is the second-most targeted country in terms of DDoS (Denial of Service) attacks behind China.

With the average cost of a cyber attack in the US sitting at a hefty $17.4 million, organizations and government departments can’t afford to run the risk of any type of information breach. This means that companies and organizations of practically any size should think about what they can do to beef up security, as long as mitigating these risks will outweigh the costs.