CSO Online – More data records were lost or stolen in the first half of 2017 than all of 2016

csoonline918 data breaches led to 1.9 billion data records being compromised worldwide in the first half of 2017.

This October marked the 14th year of National Cyber Security Awareness Month(NCSAM), a series of events created as a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure that all Americans have the resources they need to stay safer and more secure online. Even before last month’s Equifax and SEC breach announcements and Yahoo revising its report of a 2013 security incident to clarify that the event exposed every one of its three billion user accounts, that task – staying secure online – seemed overwhelming. Let’s look at the numbers.

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