Data Breaches: What Do the Numbers Mean?

Government Technology: Risk Based Security came out with their annual data breach report this past week. Overall, 2018 brought the second-highest number of reported data breaches of any year on record.

“It’s been an unusual year for breach activity,” commented Inga Goddijn, executive vice president of Risk Based Security. “We’ve been monitoring breach events for more than a dozen years now and this is the first time we’ve observed a slow start to the year following by a growing number of disclosures as the months pass. We suspect various factors including the allure of crypto mining had an impact on breach activity early in the year, but disclosures rebounded throughout the summer and into the last quarter.”

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