A global insight into lost and stolen information
Hacking number one data loss threat
Over the past five years, more than one billion people globally have been affected by data loss incidents. In the last two years, there has been a jump of 40% in the number of publicly disclosed data loss incidents. Over the last five years, 60% of all incidents reported were due to Hacking.
Healthcare sector shows significant improvement
The Healthcare sector, which previously struggled between 2010 and 2011 with the highest number of data loss incidents has shown dramatic improvement in 2012. The percentage of data loss incidents that affected the Healthcare sector has fallen from a high of 25% in 2010, to just 8% in 2012.
Technology sector number one worst performing sector by number of people affected
Over the last five years, the Technology sector, had fewer incidents than the Top Five worst performing sectors (Government, Healthcare, Education, Financial Services, and Retail) however, the percentage of people affected by incidents in that industry remains the highest; accounting for 26% of the total number of people affected.