Ransomware. Malware. Phishing. Given the types of high-profile cyberthreats that carry the most coverage in the news, there is a tendency to assume incidents exposing sensitive, regulated data occur as a result of an organization being “under attack.” Seasoned privacy professionals, however, know that, in reality, the majority of incidents are inadvertent and unintentional and can be classified as human error. In this ongoing series on benchmarking data for The Privacy Advisor, Radar Chief Executive Officer and President Mahmood Sher-Jan looks into both incidents and data breaches to learn the nature of a typical disclosure.
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