Report on data breaches

Verizon Buisness has published a Data Breach Investigations Report which looks at 500 data breaches worldwide over four years. Their report has several interesting findings.

  • 18% of breaches were caused by insiders.
  • Insider breaches were far less frequent than other types but they compromised more records.
  • 66% of breaches involved data the victim didn’t know was on they system.
  • 19% of breaches involved malicious misuse of access or privileges.
  • 70% of breaches were discovered by third parties.

For more information I recommend reading the report which is free for download.