Kroll Data Breach Trends Report


This Kroll Special Report shares our findings from our 2015 data breach cases as well as best practices and practical guidance that organizations can use to address their ongoing challenges with data breach prevention and response. Discover the forces driving data breaches in your industry.

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Key Insights

  • Human errors — accidental exposure, lost devices, and other non-malicious forms of data loss — were at the root of 60 percent of cases.
  • Current and former employees along with related third parties accounted for almost 70 percent of data breaches.
  • Hacking gets the headlines, but 58 percent of breaches considered malicious or non-accidental resulted from stolen data, such as from laptop thefts.
  • In the age of digital hype, the threat of a breach via paper records was still surprisingly strong at 32 percent of the cases.

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