Almost 70 percent of Australian businesses and organisations were hit by one or more data breach incidents in the past year, a major increase on the situation in the previous 12 months.
IT security professionals at 482 enterprises were surveyed and 69 percent of the organisations had been hit once or more – up from 56 percent in the previous year – while the number of firms (41%) experiencing multiple breaches, or more than two data loss incidents, rose by 28 percent over the previous year.
Data protection company, PGP Corporation, has released the results of the second annual study by The Ponemon Institute, which also revealed that of those organisations that did admit to a breach in the last 12 months, 65 percent were never publically announced, as there was no legal or regulatory requirement to disclose the incidents.
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