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Study: 781 Data Breaches Occurred in Public, Private Sectors During 2015

The Identity Theft Resource Center found during a study that there were 781 publicly reported data breaches across the U.S. public and private sectors during 2015. Forty-percent of those breaches tracked by ITRC occurred in the business sector, an 8.1 percent increase from 2014 figures, the center said Jan. 25. Healthcare organizations had the second highest percentage …

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Raytheon|Websense Study: Many US Firms Blame Employee Errors for Insider Threat Cases

A Raytheon|Websense-commissioned study has revealed that unintentional human mistakes are the primary cause of many information technology security incidents at U.S. and German companies. Seventy-percent of U.S. security professionals surveyed by Ponemon Institute attributed employee negligence to insider threat cases and 64 percent of German security personnel acknowledged the problem …

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