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Data breach incidents are increasing every year. In a report from the Identity Theft Resource Center, as published in the Washington Post, data breaches were up almost 50% in 2008 exposing personal data on over 35.7 million Americans. Published recently in Dark Reading were details on the new Ponemon Institute report “U.S. Cost of a Data Breach” showing that the cost of a data breach continues to rise as well. In 2008 the average cost of a data breach grew to $202 per compromised record.
With all of the technology available today it’s a shame to hear that breaches continue to rise.
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