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.
How Do Data Breaches Happen?
- Reusing passwords
- Using easily guessed passwords
- Sharing credentials
- Leaving work devices unattended or unlocked
- Mistakenly clicking on malicious links
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Data breaches by the numbers
43% of cloud breaches involve an email or web application server
#1 leader of compromised data comes from confidentiality of personal data
70% of breaches are caused by outsiders to an organization