What is a Data Breach?

A data breach is the intentional or unintentional release of secure or private/confidential information to an untrusted environment. Approximately 81% of data breaches are caused by stolen credentials such as passwords.
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How Do Data Breaches Happen?

  1. Reusing passwords
  2. Using easily guessed passwords
  3. Sharing credentials
  4. Leaving work devices unattended or unlocked
  5. Mistakenly clicking on malicious links

Read how you can educate yourself and your company on best practices to stop breaches here

Data breaches by the numbers

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43% of cloud breaches involve an email or web application server

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#1 leader of compromised data comes from confidentiality of personal data

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70% of breaches are caused by outsiders to an organization

(source: Verizon 2020 Data Breach Investigation Report)

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