Human Risk In Data Breaches Highlighted

The human risk behind data breaches has been highlighted in a report that says that phishing, insider theft, negligent staff, third partyy contractors and broken processes as key factors.

A recent study by the Ponemon Institute, reported in 2017 each stolen healthcare record cost the victim organisation $380, surpassing the global average of $141 per record. Recently, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services fined Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc., a supplier of medical equipment, $3.5 million for five separate data breaches that took place in 2012.  

The upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which puts healthcare data at a higher level than other EU personal data, will up the ante even further.

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65000 GDPR Data Breaches In Europe To Date


European privacy authorities have received almost 65,000 data breach notifications since the EU's new privacy law went into full effect. In addition, regulators in 11 European countries have imposed $63 million in General Data Protection Regulation fines.

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More than half of British firms 'report cyberattacks in 2019'


The proportion of UK firms reporting a cyberattack has jumped, despite most businesses admitting they are under-prepared for breaches, according to research from Hiscox reported by the BBC. The insurer found 55 per cent had faced an attack in 2019, up from 40 per cent last year.

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Sloppy IT Processes Risk Cyberattacks - McAfee


McAfee this week published a report that turns familiar survey findings on their heads by reporting that most cybersecurity breaches are the result of lax IT processes rather than mistakes made by end users.

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Cybercrime Soaring Reports MalwareBytes


Cybercrime is accelerating at a worrying rate, reports MalwareBytes in its Q1 2019 report. Every quarter that goes by shows more alarming data as to how much cybercrime activity is going on out there, with organizations and companies being called to face and deal with an increasing amount of threats, coming literally from everywhere.

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