In 2014 a survey conducted on the number of data breaches shows a rise of 23%. However the number of exposed identities dropped, meaning that companies could be hiding the fact that they have been breached.
The survey found that 49% of incidents where personal data is exposed were due to attacks from outside an organisation. The rest were due to loss or theft of equipment; accidental releases of data or actions by insiders.
Many breaches, costing companies millions, are preventable with the right security measures and effective security policies and training.
Contact NSI to consult methods to increase data security.