Published by Al Saikali

September 2011

A data breach can result in the exposure of private customer information (credit card information, social security numbers, email addresses, etc.) to unknown third parties who may fraudulently use that information.  In instances where the information is used fraudulently, the customer suffers a harm that can usually be quantified or measured in some way.

But

Some of the most alarming statistics concerning data breaches relate to how frequently they occur, who is suffering them, and the cost such breaches impose on their victims.

According to a recent survey of 583 IT practitioners (more than half of whom were employed by organizations with more than 5,000 employees), 90% of organizations had