Gemalto, my employer, recently published the latest research from its Breach Level Index (BLI), sharing that 2.6 billion records were stolen, lost or exposed worldwide during the year of 2017. A global database, the BLI follows and studies breaches, the types of data compromised and how it was accessed or lost.Comparing the figure to the previous year in 2016, the number has soared by an astounding 88 percent. Even though incidents fell by 11 percent, 2017 was the first year where publicly disclosed breaches surpassed the two-billion mark since the BLI began tracking breaches. In total, nearly 10 billion records have been lost, stolen, or exposed within the past five years. This rounds out to an estimated five million records per day.To read this article in full, please click here

https://www.csoonline.com/article/3273554/data-breach/lets-get-serious-about-security-2-6-billion-records-stolen-or-compromised-in-2017.html#tk.rss_all