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Eighty one million private records were exposed in 2014. There were 750 major breaches. The average cost of a data breach jumped from $6.46 million in 2010 to $12.69 million in 2014. The medical and healthcare industry made up 43 percent of the data breaches, followed by business at 33 percent.

What should be done about these cyber attacks?

It is the same story over and over again.

  • stronger passwords
  • don’t leave back end open
  • use two factors of authentication
  • enforce stronger policies
  • monitor data to prevent and manage threats before they occur
  • archive inactive data securely in the cloud to minimize leaks in the case of a breach

Link to the entire article. The data above was prepared by SysCloud for Infographic, a provider of security and data backup for enterprises using Google Apps.

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