More data breached in the first six months of 2017 than the whole of 2016, what has gone so wrong?
It should come as no great surprise that 2017 has been a bad year for data breaches, given that both WannaCry and Petya got things off to such a devastating start. However, the Gemalto Breach Level Index reveals that with 1.9 billion records either lost or stolen the first six months have been even worse than expected. How much worse? Well that’s more than the 1.37 records that Gemalto reported breached for the whole of 2016. 28,331,861 data records were compromised in the UK alone, half of these incidents involved a malicious outsider and 38 percent accidental loss.
SC Media asked the industry what these figures really mean in terms of both the evolving threatscape and the state of enterprise security defence right now?