The latest SafeNet Breach Level Index indicates nearly 200 million records were stolen from January through March of this year, representing a more than 230 percent increase in IT security breaches over this time last year.
The latest round of reports shows 58 percent of IT Security attacks came from malicious outsiders – malicious insiders accounted for nearly 13 percent of attacks.
Top industries for IT security compromises included financial, technology, retail, government and healthcare sectors.
“Not all breaches are created equal. Breaches are no longer a binary proposition where an organization either has or hasn’t been breached,” the SafeNet website states. “Instead, they are wildly variable – having varying degrees of fallout – from breaches compromising global networks of highly sensitive data to others having little to no impact whatsoever.”
The Breach Level Index is measured by publicly disclosed breaches and individual organization risk assessments.
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