Trends Report

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

January 9th, 2017
Fatemeh Khatibloo, null
Fatemeh Khatibloo
Josh Zelonis, null
Josh Zelonis
Alexander Spiliotes, null
Alexander Spiliotes
With contributors:
Laura Koetzle , Bill Barringham , Peggy Dostie


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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