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These Are the Countries Most (and Least) Prepared for Cyber Attacks
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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 CYBER ATTACKS?

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.

Courtesy of: Visual Capitalist

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 U.S. 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 U.S. 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.