Human and system errors cause most data breaches, a survey says

Fri, Jun 7, 2013: According to the “2012 Cost of Data Breach Study: Global Analysis”, the human errors and system problems were found have caused two-thirds of data breaches in 2012. The errors including employee mishandling of confidential data, lack of system controls, and violations of industry and government regulations.

The study reveals that the global average cost of data breach has been increased to US$136 (RM419.29) per record and heavily regulated fields including healthcare, finance and pharmaceutical incurred breach costs 70 per cent higher than other industries.

The study was conducted by Symantec Corp and the Ponemon Institute among 277 companies in nine countries including the United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, India, Japan, Australia, and Brazil. For more the report details, please visit

Author: VSDaily Editor

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