The Global Issue of Data Breaches

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Across the world, countries are affected by data breaches. Some industries are affected more in some countries than others. Ukraine, the United Kingdom, and Australia have experienced malware attacks in their manufacturing, health care, and public administration industries. In the United States, the finance industry has experienced nearly 700 incidents in past years. But how do these malware attacks occur?

Global data breaches occur most often, in all countries, due to human error. Manual input from employees can lead to misclicks that cause accidental deletion of security measures or can forward sensitive information to third parties. More in-depth training can help reduce the amount of employees that will fall for spoofing or phishing attempts from potential hackers. 

Unexpected events can also lead to data breaches across the globe as hardware failure, software glitches, and natural disasters cannot be predicted and it can be difficult to protect the network when these events occur.

Data loss is a global and historical certainty, unfortunately. While it seems like the threat of data loss is ever present, there are steps that can be taken in order to improve overall network security, To learn more about data breaches and how to protect your network security, take a look at the infographic below:

The World's Largest Data Breaches