Reading the latest Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) today there do appear to be some shifts in trends. The headlines are quite illuminating and include:
86% of breaches were financially motivated (no surprises there then)
37% of breaches stole or used credentials
22% of breaches involved Phishing (that figure appears to have come down)
72% of breaches involved large businesses
28% of breaches involved small businesses
One thing that screams out from the report is that human error continues to be the most prolific reason for data breaches. Human error can cover a multitude of sins, from clicking on a link, allowing a social engineer access to a building, a misconfigured system or hooking up to insecure WiFi.
How can we help protect your business from a breach?
We have a free Cyber Health Check available on this site, it will help you understand where you are vulnerable. We can provide a follow up conference call with you to discuss options and offer solutions.
Need training? We do that, even in these tumultous times we are able to offer eLearning and Webcasts. Feel free to get in touch to discuss the options, don’t wait to be a victim of a data breach, it will hurt.