SiteLock releases new cybercrime research study

May 12, 2020
SiteLock’s 2020 Annual Security Review: The Top Website Threats Impacting Your Business

Cybercrime is on the rise, and attacks don’t show any signs of slowing down. In 2019, the world witnessed some of the largest-scale cyber attacks in history, including the First American breach that exposed almost 900 million customer transaction records and the Facebook database leak that revealed nearly 500 million personal records.

According to SiteLock researchers and cybersecurity experts, cybercrime will only continue to grow in 2020 and beyond – bringing along new challenges for businesses. Given the increased security vulnerabilities associated with working from home and bringing businesses online amid the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s more important than ever to protect your business from cybersecurity threats.

To provide more insight into the threat landscape, SiteLock conducted an analysis of more than 7 million websites to help businesses better understand the cyber threats facing their organizations.  

In our 2020 Security Review, we uncovered a range of insights relevant to today’s ever-changing cybersecurity threats:

  • The top threats to your website: Learn about the most prevalent cybersecurity threats facing your business today.
  • How often cyberattacks occur: Understand the frequency of attacks and the reasons behind their rapid increase.
  • The success of cyberattacks: See the staggering number of malware-infected websites, as well as how both quiet and noisy malware is affecting businesses.
  • What makes websites vulnerable: Discover how many malware-infected websites aren’t flagged by search engines and the impact WordPress plugins have on your website’s security.

With countless businesses shifting operations online, we’re more tethered to the digital world than ever — and that makes cybersecurity even more important. Regardless of the type of business or industry you’re in, if you have an online presence of any kind, protecting it from cyberattacks with a proper security strategy is critical. By understanding today’s threat landscape and evolving threats, you can be better equipped to proactively protect your business and your livelihood.   

Ready to unlock the next level of cybersecurity? Download the to learn more about the security threats facing website owners in the year ahead.