Wednesday, December 30, 2015

The Size and Scope of Data Breaches in 2015 (Bromium)

Last year was a pretty big year for data breaches, and it seems like 2015 is not so much different. Online retailers used to be a big target, but this we've seen breaches across many different sectors including insurance, many health companies and even governments. These targets carry even more of our personal data than retailers did. Awareness of security issues is higher than ever, with people putting more efforts into protecting their data. However, according to studies, the cost per stolen records has still managed to increase by 6% this year to an average cost of $154 per stolen record. Companies like Uber, Experian, Anthem, Premera and even the IRS had data breaches. Check out this graphic from Bromium to see the size and extent of breaches in 2015.

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