Data Breaches On the rise
It wasn't just media hype. Data breaches (at least the known ones) jumped 44.7% in 2017, according to a thorough year-end review.
Here are few nasty numbers to impressing your friends at parties:
- 1,579 total breaches
- 158 million Social Security numbers exposed
- 20% of the breaches resulted in exposing credit/debit card numbers
My quick math says almost 30% of breaches are due the sloppiness and malice employees and other "trusted" personnel. External hackers get big headlines, but how closely are you looking within?