It's safe to say that 2015 will be remembered as the year corporate data loss entered the mainstream. It seems like every week there was news around another major data breach or cyber attack. Indeed, throughout the course of the year many records were broken - and not in a good way. This year, there have been 766 data breaches affecting a total of 177,840,420 records, more than double the records breached in 2014. And that’s only the breaches we know about or whose numbers have been disclosed.
While it may seem that no organization was safe this year, there were clear winners and losers when it came to data security in 2015. With that in mind, I wrote an article for IT Security Guru outlining The Data Winners and Losers of 2015.
As I note in the full article, the real winners may have been the hackers, who successfully managed to breach so many firms. However, organizations looking to the future can learn from the mistakes of 2015 to ensure they don’t end up on the “data loss losers” list for next year.
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