10 Cybersecurity Statistics That Every Business Should Know [New Research]

10 Cybersecurity Statistics That Every Business Should Know [New Research]

GetApp’s 2019 cybersecurity statistics identify numerous insights into the tools and practices that businesses use—or don’t use—to shape their IT security posture.

We recently conducted a comprehensive data security survey to better understand how businesses in the U.S. are contending with various facets of IT security such as the use of security software, deployment of data classification, preparation for privacy regulations, and the administration of employee security training. The following are some of the most interesting cybersecurity statistics we pulled from the results.
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How Marketers Use Cognitive Bias and Create Dark Patterns to Boost Sales

How Marketers Use Cognitive Bias and Create Dark Patterns to Boost Sales

The higher up in a company you are, the more favorably you view that company. This represents a single, tiny example of bias—or prejudice in favor of or against something. However, it isn’t just upper management that is biased. On some level, everyone is biased. You might be aware of your own bias, at times reckoning with thoughts or decision making that isn’t entirely objective or reasonable.
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Payback’s a Glitch: Apple’s Privacy Battle With Google

Payback’s a Glitch: Apple’s Privacy Battle With Google

On Aug. 29, Apple made headlines by announcing its big fall event, at which the hotly anticipated iPhone 11 was expected to be announced.

Later that evening, Google’s Project Zero research team posted an explosive report revealing it had found a severe glitch in the iPhone’s operating system. Google researchers detailed five distinct attack chains and described how countless Apple devices had been exposed to malware simply by visiting hacked websites.

The press pounced on the report.

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12 Construction Management Salary Numbers You Should Know

Six in 10 U.S. employees didn’t negotiate their salaries during their last job offers and lost out on earning $7,500 more per year. When staffing firm Robert Half surveyed more than 2,700 workers across 27 major U.S. cities, a mere 39 percent said that they negotiated their last job offer’s salary. Subsequent research from Glassdoor found that the average U.S. employee could be earning 13.3 percent more per year than their current base salary if they had negotiated. (more…)