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Data Breaches: A Global Issue

<strong>Data Breaches: A Global Issue</strong>

Across the world, there are industries that are affected more than others by data breaches. 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

In fact, while data breaches are a significant problem all across the world, nearly 64% of all data losses occur in the United States. But how do these malware attacks occur?

Global data breaches occur most often due to human error. Manual input can lead to misclicks that cause accidental deletion of security measures or can forward sensitive information to third parties. Untrained personnel are more likely to fall for phishing attempts via false emails or spoofing efforts that can endanger the security of sensitive company data. 

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