Scoville Scale for Peppers AND Cybersecurity?

The Scoville Scale is a measurement chart used to rate the heat of peppers or other spicy foods. It can also have a useful application for measuring cybersecurity threats.

Cyber-threats are also red hot as the human attack surface is projected to reach over 6 billion people by 2022. In addition, cyber-crime damage costs are estimated to reach $6 trillion annually by 2021.

The cybersecurity firm RiskIQ states that every minute approximately 1,861 people fall victim to cyber-attacks, while some $1.14 million is stolen. In recognition of these alarming stats, perhaps it would be useful to categorize cyber-threats in a similar scale to the hot peppers we consume.

Here is an article from related to utilizing a scoville heat scale for measuring cybersecurity:

Rhonda ReinartzICE, Inc.