Archive for December 2015

Insider threats cause more damage than big data breaches

Experian’s just released third annual Data Breach Industry Forecast report for 2016 predicts that big hacks will continue to grab the headlines, but small breaches will cause “a lot more damage.”

“Whether it’s a true malicious insider, or just employee negligence, 80 percent of the breaches we’ve worked so far in 2015 have been [caused by] employees … and I don’t think that’s going to change in the healthcare field and other fields,” says Michael Bruemmer of Experian Data Breach Resolution.