After my 112 Days of Summer article, I of course wanted to check on how many additional breaches were REPORTED and how many records were EXPOSED. I knew it would be bad, like not flossing your teeth regularly and showing up at the dentist knowing what he would say. So I went to the Identify Theft Resource website and clicked on the Summary of 2015 Reported Breaches and there was that damn drill, staring me in the face. I knew the pain would be bad but OUCH!!!
- September 8, 2015 – The number of REPORTED Breaches were 514 and the number of EXPOSED Records was 140,092,146.
- October 21, 2015 – The number of REPORTED Breaches were 620 and the number of EXPOSED Records were 175,260,066.
- The Math – In 43 Days we have had an additional:
- 106 REPORTED Breaches
- 35,433,920 records EXPOSED
I attended two information security conferences this week in New York City. Someone said at each conference that at least 90% of all breaches are the result of phishing.
What do you believe is the root of most of the breaches? Your answers are relevant to our community.