Brian Vecci, Field CTO at Varonis commented below on the news that more than 59,000 data breaches have been reported across Europe in the last 8 months.
Link: European companies suffer 60,000 data breaches in eight months
Brian Vecci, Field CTO at Varonis:
“This goes to show that breaches have been happening at an increasing rate and it took stricter notification laws to make sure the public is made aware. On the face of it, it sounds like the GDPR is working as designed. The new report throws open the curtain and sheds light on the true state of data security – and it’s not a pretty picture. When personal data is exposed, no matter how insignificant, it’s important that individuals know about it.”
“The bigger question is: are organizations are working to make these kinds of issues less likely? Can they quickly detect these kinds of incidents and how long is it taking to investigate them? One important point is that incidents have to be reported even if they’re inconclusive. Many incidents may not result in actual exposure but because so much data goes unmonitored, it’s impossible to prove that it was kept private.”