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Learn Breaches up 54% this year

An insight into the current cybersecurity landscape

Written by Millgate 21/08/2019

The number of reported cybersecurity breaches is up 54% this year compared to the same period in 2018, and is on track to being the ‘worst year on record’.

This is according to a report by Risk Based Security, which also found that the number of exposed records was up 52%, with 4.1 billion records being exposed in June this year alone.

The business sector accounted for 67% of reported breaches, followed by medical (14%), government (12%) and education (7%).

The web remains the number one breach type for number of records exposed, at 79%. Email and passwords were exposed in around 70% of breaches.

The report said: “These situations can cost organizations dearly in terms of lost productivity, [money] spent on investigation and remediation, and loss of customer loyalty.”

Protecting your business from potential threats is key for business continuity.

Read our post on ‘7 tips to protect your small business’ here.

 

 

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