Integration of Security Solutions and Employee Training Recognised as Top Steps to Reduce Growing Severity of Breaches McAfee, the device-to-cloud cybersecurity company, have released Grand Theft Data II – The Drivers and Shifting State of Data Breaches, which revealed that despite improvements in combating cybercrime and threats, IT security professionals are still struggling to fully secure their organisation and protect against breaches with 61% claiming to have experienced a data
Marriott International has confirmed a data breach to the Starwood guest reservation database which has seen the details of up to 500 million guests stolen. On September 8, 2018, Marriott received an alert from an internal security tool regarding an attempt to access the Starwood guest reservation database in the United States. The hotel company then engaged security experts to help determine what occurred. It learned during the investigation that there had
“Data breaches have become the leading risk to data and privacy in the last 10 years, and there’s no sign of an end.” This ominous statement from the Avast Business Threat Landscape Report for 2018 isn’t hard to believe. In 2017, there were more than 2.5 billion publicly disclosed data breaches, an 88% increase on 2016, and more than 7 million data records were lost or stolen every single day.