Information Age – Cyber security failings grow as 2.6BN records stolen or compromised in 2017

information-age-logo-text-onlyThe Gemalto Breach Level Index, released today, has revealed that improperly secured databases in the cloud and internal threats were the fastest growing security risks for companies in 2017.

“The manipulation of data or data integrity attacks pose an arguably more unknown threat for organisations to combat than simple data theft, as it can allow hackers to alter anything from sales numbers to intellectual property. By nature, data integrity breaches are often difficult to identify and in many cases, where this type of attack has occurred, we have yet to see the real impact,” said Jason Hart, vice president and chief technology officer for Data Protection at Gemalto.

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