Thursday April 16, 2015

Verizon: Errors Like Email Fails Cause 30% Of Data Breaches

Once again, studies show that humans are the weakest link in any security system.

The single biggest cause of data breaches in 2014 was "miscellaneous errors," like a staffer emailing sensitive information to the wrong email address, according to Verizon's annual Data Breach Investigations Report released Tuesday. Those "errors" accounted for 29.4 percent of data breaches in 2014, up from 25 percent in 2013, Verizon said.