At one time, we did an overview of network trends in a previous article. We hope you find it useful! Now we are here with statistics on VPN.
We want our readers to keep abreast of the latest trends in the use of VPN and the protection of personal data. This article presents the results of research on these topics.
Information Privacy Protection
In 2017, the public focused on data protection.
Personal data protection and national security
Most Americans believe that Apple should have unlocked the terrorist’s iPhone from San Bernardino.
This reflects a general trend. Americans are worried and believe that in the cyber-sphere their government is not fighting terrorism effectively enough.
Concerns over how companies use customer data increase
More than 95% of Americans report being concerned or very concerned about how companies use the data they receive from them.
The use of ad blockers is growing
Internet giants Apple and Google note that they register user data to offer them contextual advertising. However, polls show that people do not like this approach, as a result, the use of ad blockers is increasing.
Conclusions on personal data protection statistics
Together, all these data show that the need for data protection on the network is constantly increasing, both for individuals and for legal entities.
However, everything is complicated by the polarization of the political environment in the United States and other countries of the world.
After all, legislation to protect the personal data of users is the business of the government. At the same time, many of the governments are trying to find legal ways to circumvent the protection of confidential information.
Statistics on VPN usage
Of course, data protection and VPN usage are closely related. With a VPN, you get access to the Internet through a dedicated server, so it becomes much harder for hackers or third-party companies to track your online activities. The diagrams show the use of VPNs around the world.
Largest VPN Markets
Asia and the Middle East still dominate the VPN market.
VPN usage frequency
Most of those who use VPN resort to the services of providers at least once a week.
Anonymous browsing on the web
Network anonymity is one of the main reasons for using a VPN, especially in Saudi Arabia, India, and Vietnam.
Another reason for connecting a VPN is online broadcasting. For example, nearly 30% of all VPN users watch Netflix.
Summary of statistics on VPN Usage
The market for the protection of confidential information continues to grow, the same regions as in recent years are leading. Also, access to broadcasts remains one of the main motives for using a VPN, despite Netflix claiming that VPN users make up a small fraction of their customers.
Cyber-crime is constantly evolving. As can be seen from the following diagrams, the total number of crimes does not decrease, and the security problems of private and legal entities remain.
Here are statistics on data leaks around the world.
Online privacy threats
According to the US government, the most common cybercrime is identity theft.
Cybercrime and household appliances
The number of devices in private clients is increasing and with it the number of crimes.
Fear of cybercrime leads to a change in user behaviour.
Fear of identity theft has led to the fact that almost 30% of users in the United States refused to conduct financial transactions on the network in 2015.
Cybercrimes against organizations and businesses
Speaking of companies, the dangers and potential cybercrime far exceed their willingness to counter attacks. About 63% of companies do not have any procedures or action plans in case of their occurrence.
Problems in protecting personal data on the network
There are many reasons why you cannot protect data on the network:
The danger due to zero-day vulnerability has grown by 125% since 2013. In this case, hackers detect a vulnerability, launch an attack and complete it on the same day, so that security systems do not have time to respond.
Blackmail programs are constantly evolving
In recent years, hackers often launch attacks with blackmail programs, but the principle has changed. These were confusing programs in 2008. In 2015, the main method is encryption.
An attack of this type includes:
- Direct download
- Malicious Ads
- Malicious programs and botnets
Conclusions on cybercrime statistics
With threats such as blackmail and zero-day vulnerabilities that are becoming more difficult day by day, the behaviour of users on the network is changing. In addition, the more devices appear in the house, the higher the risks.
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