A disaster preparedness exercise to ensure California’s child support system could be run remotely went smoothly, except for one casualty: the names, Social Security numbers and other private records of about 800,000 adults and children.
A new “risk factors” list from consultancy BDO finds security worries about data leakage are not top of mind – at least as expressed in their SEC filings.
A global study of data breach costs conducted by the Ponemon Institute finds notification laws have dramatic impact on the price tag.
Affixing a dollar cost to a problem has immense benefit, and The Ponemon Institute goes to great lengths to arrive at the figures for its Annual Cost of a Data Breach Study.
Data breaches cost organizations $202 per exposed record last year, a 2.3 percent increase over 2007, concluded the fourth annual Ponemon Institute study just released. Continue reading Survey: Annual study reveals cost of a data breach keeps climbing