Data Breaches: Protecting Your Sensitive Information

Data loss can be a devastating issue, especially when it occurs across large industries. Unfortunately, the healthcare and finance industries took the largest hit in 2021 and 2022, with millions of people’s data being compromised. Attacks in the finance industry can be detrimental to clients and lead to their sensitive financial information being lost. With such sensitive data at risk, why is it that 64% of malware attacks occur in the United States?. 

Data breaches occur in the United States for a number of reasons, but human error often is to blame. Even something as simple as an employee misclicking can lead to security measures being deleted and a malware attack occurring. Information can also be accidentally shared across a wider network of clients and can lead to a person’ sensitive information such as passwords, account balances, or even social security numbers being compromised. To ensure that malware attacks are not occurring due to human error, it is important that all employees who are dealing with important information are properly trained to avoid instances of malware attacks. To protect your own data, make sure not to share any sensitive information unless necessary and with a company that you trust. 

Losing important information is a historical certainty, but you can take steps to keep your data safe. Learn more about data breaches and protecting your data in the infographic below:

The World's Largest Data Breaches