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Must-Know Statistics About The Long-Term Effects of a Data Breach


In 2020, cybersecurity attacks have become more sophisticated and difficult to detect as they leverage the latest technology and use sophisticated tools to breach the security of various organizations. 

These attackers try to steal sensitive information of users such as personal details including their name, contact details, credit card info, or confidential data that, if compromised, would have a drastic impact on the targeted organization. 

Often a simple password used by your employee, if cracked, can cause a major data breach. 

Phishing, malware, ransomware, social engineering, Denial of Service (DoS), and insider threats are some of the most commonly executed cyberattacks. 

To fight against these malicious attacks, it’s crucial for organizations to make cybersecurity awareness, prevention, and security best practices a part of their culture. 

To get a better idea of how a data breach can have a long-term effect on your organization, have a look at the statistics below. 

Must-Know Statistics About The Long-Term Effects of a Data Breach

Image Courtesy: Cypress Data Defense

Author’s Bio:

Aaron Cure is the Principal Security Consultant at Cypress Data Defense and an instructor and contributing author for the Dev544 Secure Coding in .NET course.

After 10 years in the U.S. Army, I decided to switch my focus to developing security tools and performing secure code reviews, penetration testing, static source code analysis, and security research.


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