The Verizon 2012 data breach Report of 2011 showed 855 breach incidents and 174 million compromised records. They stated that 98% stemmed from External Agents and 4 % were internal employees, (58% of those data thefts were tied to activist groups. “Most breaches were avoidable (at least in hindsight) without difficult or expensive countermeasures. Low levels of PCI DSS adherence highlight a plethora of issues across the board for related organizations. Ie. Hacking, Malware, physical attacks, social tactics, privilege misuse.
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