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A data breach is a compromise of security leading to the accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorised disclosure of, or access to protected data.
A data breach can occur when personal information is mishandled, whether through carelessness, theft, or malicious intent. Once a data breach has occurred, individuals whose information has been compromised may be at risk of identity theft, fraud, or other malicious activity.
Organisations that suffer a data breach may also face legal action, reputational damage, and financial losses.
Since the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) came into force, all organisations are legally required to report certain types of personal data breach to the ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office) within 72 hours of becoming aware of the breach.
of businesses rely on some form of digital communication or service
of businesses identified cyber security breaches or attacks in the last year
the average cost of a data breach for a medium-sized business
Data breaches aren’t just the result of cyber attacks. There can be many other causes:
Data breach prevention isn’t as simple as just installing antivirus software. Your ability to avoid a breach relies on three pillars: people, processes, and technology.
GDPR notification requirements are complicated but complying with them needn’t be. Our Breach Management as a Service will help you respond quickly and effectively to a data breach to meet the Regulation’s 72-hour notification requirement.
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1Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2018