Not Disclosing Data Breaches Remains a Destructive, Dirty Little Secret in Most Organizations

Paula Musich
Paula Musich

Summary Bullets:

  • An alarming number of data breaches go unreported, despite regulations that require breach notification.
  • Senior leadership misuse of corporate computing assets often leads to malware infection.

Is the stigma of having a data breach going away with the constant stream of headlines we see about the latest sensational data theft?  You wouldn’t know it judging by the latest report from ThreatTrack Security on a study looking into cybersecurity challenges for IT security professionals.  In the survey of 200 security professionals, whose identities were kept anonymous, ThreatTrack found that about two-thirds of U.S. enterprises that employ at least 500 people do not report data breaches.  The study found that the worst offenders when it comes to hiding data breaches are in the utilities and manufacturing sectors, with nearly 80% of those organizations keeping data breaches secret.  At the same time, in IT and telecom verticals, breaches go unreported 57% of the time.  Continue reading “Not Disclosing Data Breaches Remains a Destructive, Dirty Little Secret in Most Organizations”