#4. The break-up of the internet
The internet has transformed many aspects of our lives. It created new opportunities for crime, enabling anyone from a tech-savvy teenager to a nation state to carry out a cyberattack. Attacks against businesses have almost doubled in five years. Incidents that would once have been considered extraordinary are becoming commonplace, explains the report. The financial impact of cybersecurity breaches is rising, and some of the largest costs in 2017 related to ransomware attacks, which accounted for 64% of all malicious emails.