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January 3, 2019

Lessons Learned from Cyber Incidents in 2018 (article)

Cybersecurity is not a new topic, but the number of incidents is increasing year over year. According to the Identity Theft Resource Center, the number of U.S. data breaches hit a record high in 2017 with a total of 1,579 breaches, demonstrating a 44.7% increase over 2016. By the beginning of December 2018, the number of breaches had reached 1,138 with an estimated 561,782,485 records exposed. Clearly, the need to evolve existing cybersecurity strategies is more crucial than ever.  Examining the shortcomings that resulted in high-profile cyber incidents can teach us several cybersecurity lessons.

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