43% of Companies Had a Data Breach in the Past Year

43% of Companies Had a Data Breach in the Past Year

A staggering 60% of companies have experienced more than one data breach in the past two years, an annual study on data beach preparedness finds. (Photo: Ponemon Institute)
A staggering 60% of companies have experienced more than one data breach in the past two years, an annual study on data beach preparedness finds. (Photo: Ponemon Institute)

 

SAN FRANCISCO (USA Today) – A staggering 43% of companies have experienced a data breach in the past year, an annual study on data breach preparedness finds.

The report, released Wednesday, was conducted by the Ponemon Institute, which does independent research on privacy, data protection and information security policy.

That’s up up 10% from the year before.

The absolute size of the breaches is increasing, said Michael Bruemmer, vice president of the credit information company Experian’s data breach resolution group, which sponsored the report.

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