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Data breach trends industry-by-industry

Jaclyn Jaeger | May 9, 2017

Cyber-security has become a major compliance issue in recent years as the frequency and severity of data breaches and information security incidents has prompted organizations to direct all available resources to deal with the problem.

To help companies in their efforts, Verizon’s 2017 Data Breach Investigations Report takes a deep dive into 1,935 breaches and 42,068 security incidents from 65 contributing organizations. In the report, Verizon defines “incident” as “a security event that compromises the integrity, confidentiality or availability of an information asset” and defines a “breach” as “an incident that results in the confirmed disclosure—not just potential exposure—of data to an unauthorized party.”

“The majority of breaches are financially motivated and somewhat opportunistic in nature,” Mark Spitler, the report’s lead author, said in a recent Webinar discussing the results. “I... To get the full story, subscribe now.