|The number of cyber break-ins
and identified network/application vulnerabilities has continued
its inexorable rise.
For example, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Cyber Security Division documented
over 5,800 new High/Medium risk software vulnerabilities in 2016.
Furthermore, according to the 2016 Data Breach Investigations Report from Verizon, the number of crypto-ransomware attacks (which use encryption to render a business’s files inaccessible unless a ransom is paid) grew by more than 36% compared to the previous year, and the number of variants tripled to over 100.