As we begin to wrap up 2017 and reflect back on the year, we looked at what the industry has accomplished and in some cases where we have fallen short. In the early part of this year many industry thought leaders were stating that 2017 would again be the year of ransomware. They were all very correct in their statements, but this year has shown us much more, it has shown us the increasing need for cybersecurity insurance, data access governance programs, and for organizations to invest in security personnel.
Each year, STEALTHbits comes out with their predictions for the following year. This year, we have researched data breaches and the leading factors to data loss. We compiled our key findings as a baseline for our 2018 predictions. While there was a 10% decline in the global average cost of a data breach, there was a tremendous increase in ransomware software sales.
To view the full report, including biggest data breaches of the 21st century, leading security threats by country, cost of a data breach, likelihood of experiencing a data breach, cyberattacks, and data breach settlements, click here.
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Corin Imai is a Director of Marketing for STEATHbits. Corin began her career working on server, application and desktop virtualization, networking, software-as-a-service, and cloud computing technologies before delving into application and data security. In her current capacity at STEALTHbits, she manages the industry-leading StealthAUDIT suite that enterprises around the world depend on to defend their most critical information. Corin can be found on Twitter @corinimai