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Lessons Learned From The World's Biggest Data Breaches And Privacy Abuses, 2016

January 9, 2017


Why Read This Report

Breaking news of a massive customer breach or blatant privacy abuse dominates the headlines for days. However, months and even years later, affected customers still struggle with the aftermath and firms are still absorbing the costs. By reflecting on these incidents, we glean long-term lessons that help security and risk (S&R) pros improve their firm's overall security posture, its breach response, and its appreciation of privacy law and customer trust. To do this, each year we select and analyze notable incidents from the past 12 months to provide these critical lessons.

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Table of Contents

  • Hackers Compromised 1 Billion Records In Just 12 Months
  • Lessons Learned From Five Industries And Incident Types
  • What It Means

  • Ultimately, Business Heads Must Lead Customer Data Privacy
  • Supplemental Material
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