Negligent insiders contribute to costly data breaches

200393546-001-620x250Canada has experienced its share of high profile data breaches in the past year, with much of the attention focused on storage devices gone missing from government departments. While protection against hacking attacks and malware planted by cyber criminals dominates many security concerns, it is actually mistakes made by people and systems that cause the majority of data breaches.

According to Symantec’s 2013 Cost of a Data Breach study, negligence and system glitches together accounted for 64 per cent of data breaches last year. These can include employees mishandling information, violations of industry and government regulations, inadvertent data dumps, stolen laptops, and wrongful access.

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