Data Breach Causes

We explore the causes and costs of data breaches. Companies can significantly decrease the cost of data breaches by understanding the causes.

Where are the threats?

Inside threats

–Employee negligence

  • Security failures
  • Lost mobile devices

–Employee ignorance

  • Improper disposal of personal information (dumpsters)
  • Lack of education and awareness

–Malicious employees

Outside threats


  • Malware
  • Phishing and Spear Phishing

–Thieves (including Social Engineering Tools)


Categories: Financial Institutions
Post by 4accountadmin on September 22, 2015

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