Information management is critically important to all of us - as employees and consumers. For that reason, the Identity Theft Resource Center has been tracking security breaches since 2005, looking for patterns, new trends and any information that may better help us protect data and assist companies in their activities.
In issue 17 of Risky Business, I posted this brief article and supporting statistics for you to read. I was curious to see in one month how the data changed, I assumed it would go up, but by how much. You can see for yourself below in the last line.
The following data was collected from Identity Theft Resource Center® website idtheftcenter.org
2005 Breach List: Breaches: 157 Exposed: 66,853,201
2006 Breach List: Breaches: 321 Exposed: 19,137,844
2007 Breach List: Breaches: 446 Exposed: 127,717,024
2008 Breach List: Breaches: 656 Exposed: 35,691,255
2009 Breach List: Breaches: 498 Exposed: 222,477,043
2010 Breach List (as of 10-5-10): Breaches: 533 Exposed: 13,517,866
2010 Breach List (as of 11-2-10): Breaches: 571 Exposed: 14,000,609