Heading into 2016 there has been an increased awareness of the threat of possible data breaches and IT security threats worldwide. Following a challenging 2015 that was characterized by multiple large retailers experiencing massive data breaches as well as federal security threats, it is thought that more than 16,000 cyber attacks will be attempted in 2016. The Federal Government recently released the 2016 Data Threat Report which collated data from IT experts and government entities to discuss and ranks the biggest security threats. The study found that 90 percent of those surveyed believed their organizationwas vulnerable to a data breach. Of that 90 percent, 61 percent experienced a data breach including 1 in 5 within the past year. That is a startlingly high assessment for the experts charged with keeping the nation’s data secure. We took a look at the top security threats exposed early in 2016 to help your company identify arising security challenges, possibly within your own organization. Here is what we found:
It happens all too often: employees unknowingly put their company at risk of a security breach by putting confidential information where it doesn’t belong.
In 2015, The Open Security Foundation estimates that there were 1,472 incidents involving the theft or exposure of personal, confidential or proprietary data in the United States alone. Many of these incidents involved the leak of personally identifiable information, including names, birth dates, email addresses, social security numbers, bank account information, home addresses, employment records and even income data. Millions of customers, patients and employees have been affected by these leaks.
Despite IT’s diligence in protecting data, many times employees are the ones putting the data at risk. According to a study released by the Identity Theft Resource Center, approximately 15 percent of data breaches in 2015 were caused by employee error or negligence.
SYSTRAN will be present at the International Cybersecurity Forum in Lille as a silver sponsor.
The International Cybersecurity Forum (FIC) is a platform aiming to promote a Pan-European vision of cybersecurity and strengthen the fight against cybercrime. Jointly organized by the Department of the National Gendarmerie, CEIS and EuraTechnologies, and co-financed by the Regional Council of Nord-Pas-de-Calais, the FIC will take place in Lille on 25-26 January 2016.
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