The 10 biggest corporate cyber security blunders

Staggering number of firms investigated in by ICO in 2014.
By Sooraj Shah:
People may be forgiven for thinking that cyber security blunders only occur in US organisations. After all some of the biggest data breaches have come from the US; in the last few years the likes of retailer Target, affair website Ashley Madison, financial services firm JP Morgan Chase, health insurance firm Anthem, and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) have all suffered huge data breaches. But the UK is doing its best to keep up with its US counterparts. The public sector in particular has been fraught with data breaches, which Computing documented last month.
But what about the private sector?
Well, there are some statistics that make for grim reading for those within the private sector. For example, more than 170 law firms were investigated by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) over potential data breaches during 2014, and all of the UK’s major banks and lenders have reported data breaches in the last two years.
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