Data Breach Statistics

Data Records Lost or Stolen Since 2013

4,762,376,968

ONLY

%
of breaches were “Secure Breaches” where encryption was used and the stolen data was rendered useless.

Data records are lost or stolen at the following FREQUENCY

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ABOUT THE BREACH LEVEL INDEX

Breaches are no longer a binary proposition where an organization either has or hasn’t been breached. Instead they are wildly variable — having varying degrees of fallout — from breaches compromising entire global networks of highly sensitive data to others having little to no impact whatsoever.

The Breach Level Index not only tracks publicly disclosed breaches, but also allows organizations to do their own risk assessment based on a few simple inputs that will calculate their risk score, overall breach severity level, and summarize actions IT can take to reduce the risk score.
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RECENT DATA BREACHES

Data Records Stolen or Lost by Industry

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Date Range: 2013 - Present





CyberVor records not included as affected industries are unknown.

Industry Breach Details

It appears that government organizations were among the new favorite targets of hackers and other attackers in 2015. Agencies and other public sector entities accounted for nearly half of all compromised data records (43%), up an astounding 476% from 2014. This was due to several extremely large data breaches in the United States and Turkey. The total number of attacks in the government sector was 272 (16%), involving 307.1 million records. The average number of records exposed per attack was more than 1,129,000, compared with about 190,000 in 2014. The healthcare industry was also hit fairly hard in 2015.

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A GEOGRAPHIC VIEW

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Date Range: 2013 - Present

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Secure the Breach

This brief video will introduce a new perspective in accepting that a breach will happen; we call this Breach Acceptance. When companies adopt the Secure the Breach mindset, they will fundamentally change the way they protect their organization by securing the real target of attacks -- the data -- rather than securing the vector.
A New Mindset



Resource Library

2015 Annual Report - eBook

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Breach Risk Calculator

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