Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Corporate Sloppiness Is the Real Culprit for Data Loss

Lisa Vaas writes on eWeek:

Expect to see the 2 billionth personal record compromised by year's end, according to recent research from the University of Washington. But don't blame it on rogue hackers; sorry to say, it's your own fault, Corporate America.

Researchers at the university in Seattle estimate that electronic records—those containing Social Security or credit card numbers, academic grades or medical history—are bleeding out of North American organizations at the rate of 6 million a month so far in 2007—up some 200,000 a month from last year.

More here.


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