Weak Sector Security

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

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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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