IT upgrades in 2020 led to surge in data leakage

IT upgrades in 2020 led to surge in data leakage

Posted February 1, 2021

IT upgrades in 2020 led to surge in data leakage

  • The year started with  883,865 data leakage attacks worldwide but ended with more than 1.7 million.
  • There was a 93% rise in the exposure of information through online data leakage attacks in 2020.
  • The surge comes with organizations evolving their traditional IT infrastructure.
  • Imperva believes the reported hike in data leakage is just the tip of the iceberg, as accelerated digital transformation projects are likely to introduce even more data security risks in 2021.
  • There are immediate actions organizations can take to protect their data including discovering and classifying sensitive data; only keeping data that is necessary, and controlling access —including how many records employees can retrieve at once which in turn would reduce the risk of data leakage, whether accidental or deliberate.
  • Organizations should also quarantine and triage.

T_HQ – Dashveenjit Kaur | February 1, 2021