“2023 has arrived but don’t forget about 2022 just yet.”
Glenn Baruck, DigiTek Security
Welcome to 2023! Before we move full steam ahead with the new year, it may be helpful to look back at last year’s most significant data breaches. 2022 was another eventful year for data breaches. At the beginning of the year, things were looking pretty good, as statistics showed that the number of victims per data breach incident was getting smaller. Well, that did not last long; according to the most recent breach statistics provided by the Identity Theft Research Center, the number of victims jumped dramatically in the third quarter—a “staggering 210 percent over Q2 2022.” And the same report showed that Q3 was not much better as the actual number of data compromise incidents also increased by 15 percent in the third quarter to 474 incidents compared with the second quarter of 2022, according to the center.
That said, the report also showed some positive signs when numbers are compared to 2021. Read more in this excellent review by Jay Fitzgerald for crn.com.