Nearly a billion records were compromised in 2014
In first nine months of 2014, after 1,922 confirmed incidents, criminals managed to compromise 904 million records. Many of the incidents reported in 2014 were record setting, including twenty of them that resulted in the compromise of more than a million records each.
In retrospect, it can be safely said that criminals have had a tremendous run this year. But will their successes lead to any actionable change?
Many experts agree that some change will come out of 2014’s security nightmare, but 2015 isn’t going to be a data security utopia – records are still going to be compromised, and criminals will still target the low-hanging fruit.
If anything, 2014 will be the turning point for most security programs, as executives start to see the value in protecting data first.