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Verizon Data-Breach Investigations Report (2015):

  • Approximately 75% of attacks are opportunistic, the vast majority financially motivated
  • More than 50% of 'insider sabotage' was former employees using old accounts not disabled

CIFAS Fraudscape / Staff Fraudscape (2015):

  • Abuse of identity details accounted for almost two thirds of all fraud recorded in 2012
  • 80% of identity related crime was attempted or committed using the internet
  • In 2012 there was a 43% increase in confirmed frauds committed by staff vs. 2011
  • Within staff frauds there was a noticeable increase in selfish and criminal motivations

Information Commissioner’s Annual Report (2014/15):

  • 10% second-hand hard drives sold online may contain residual personal information
  • Fines for serious breaches of the Data Protection Act and Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations totalled over £2.6M

IDC Digital Universe Study (2014):

  • Between 2012 and 2020 the digital universe will about double every two years
  • By 2020 emerging markets' share of the digital universe will have grown from 36% to 62%
  • Enterprises are liable or responsible for ~ 80% of data in the digital universe

KPMG Data-Loss Barometer (2016):

  • More than one billion people were affected by data loss 2008-11
  • Government, education and technology were the worst affected sectors