Department of Scary Numbers – Data Breaches

June 17, 2008

From the May 19th print edition of e-Week

Number 1 form of data breach is dumpster diving

That is as old fashioned as it gets.

The article also states that for commercial organizations, the largest vectors of data breaches are;

40 % stolen laptops
20% are errors
15% insider theft,
15 % to fraud
hacking at 10-15%

So 35% fall into the accidental or malicious insider destruction of data.

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