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Safety poster: Types of cyber emergencies

By ARA Insurance

February 16, 2023

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Types of cyber emergencies 

Security breach:

  • 92% of malware is delivered via email. Source: Strong DM 

Natural disaster: 

  • 75% of small business owners do not have a written disaster recovery plan. Source: Webinar Care 


  • 51% of small businesses admit to leaving customer data unsecure. Source: 


  • 46% of breach victims are small businesses — fewer than 1,000 employees. In 2021, this number grew to 61%. Source: Strong DM 

Unplanned downtime:

  • It can cost an average of $5,600 per minute. 
  • 98% of organizations say a single hour of downtime costs more than $100,000. Source: Gartner 

Human error: 

  • 88% of data breach incidents are caused by employee mistakes, according to Tessian — a security firm. Similar research done by IBM Security puts this number at 95%. Source: Stanford University and Tessian study 

Small businesses — with fewer than 100 employees — experience 350% more social engineering attacks than those at larger companies. 

  • Social engineering attacks include phishing, baiting, quid pro quo, pretexting and tailgating. They rely on human interaction and psychology to get targets to break normal security rules and practices. Source: Strong DM  

34% of workers share their passwords with their colleagues. Source: Techopedia

Password sharing is not the only issue, according to Survey Monkey:  

  • 22% of people surveyed admitted to reusing passwords on multiple work accounts. 
  • 58% say that they memorize their passwords; 34% write them on paper. 
  • 1 in 10 workers have a document on their computer full of passwords.