Weak Sector Security

By Baselinemag  |  Posted 2008-02-06 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

See the data behind the substantial rise in identity theft and data breaches from 2007—a record year.

WEAK SECTOR SECURITY
Nearly everyevery industry and governmental sector experienced a security breach of the 431 incidents recorded in 2007. The following is a breakdown of compromised records by industry.
credit
Sector
Incidents
Affected Records
Retail
24
95,171,110
Services
17
8,901,455
Financial
39
8,793,719
State government
58
5,948,395
Federal government/military
22
4,017,163
Local/county government
33
2,381,447
Health care
56
1,027,462
Technology/telecommunication
19
899,450
Higher education
84
680,715
Miscellaneous
54
344,051
Secondary education
25
85,527
Source: Identity Theft Resource Center


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