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  • Kevin Dellicker

Industry report documents 50K+ data security incidents

Updated: Apr 29, 2019

Every year, Verizon conducts a comprehensive review of cybersecurity incidents using its own data and reports from dozens of other reliable sources. The numbers are staggering.

In 2017, Verizon documented 53,308 security incidents and 2,216 data breaches. Those figures were up from 42,068 incidents and 1,935 breaches from one year prior. The report contains extensive details about the nature of the threat and who is being targeted. While there is plenty of debate about what will happen next, there is complete consensus on the main conclusion: cyber attacks are bad and getting worse.

You can read the Verizon report for yourself here.

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