Monday, October 26, 2015

10 Facts You Need to Know About Data Breaches

2014 was dubbed as "the year of the data breach." With many new data breaches dominating the headlines in 2015, including Anthem, the White House, banking attacks, and the latest employee data theft at the US federal government, one can only imagine what the name for 2015 will be: the year of even more data breaches? According to the Ponemon Institute, 43% of companies experienced a data breach in 2014. Not only is the number of data breaches rising, the number of records stolen per breach is increasing as well as the cost per stolen record. It is apparent that current security measures are not sufficient to protect organizations from data breaches. This article highlights the top 10 most interesting, remarkable and troubling facts about data breaches.