data breaches

Data Breaches in the United States

Did you know that 64% of all global data losses have occurred in the United States in the past ten months? Between 2021 and 2022 5,212 global businesses experienced confirmed data loss and a third of those occurred in the US. Some of the most devastating incidents have occurred within the finance industry with banks and insurance agencies losing their clients’ records to malware attacks. 


Data breaches occur in the United States for a number of reasons, but some of the most common contributors to attacks are due to human error. Humans can make mistakes such as misclicking and deleting security measures, forwarding sensitive information, or a number of other things due to a lack of training. Unexpected events such as hardware failure and software glitches can also contribute to a lack of secure network defense systems.


The issue of data breaches is all too common in the United States. Many businesses are working hard to upgrade their own network security, but it is important to keep your own personal information secure as well. To learn more about data breaches and how to protect your network security, take a look at the infographic below:

The World's Largest Data Breaches