The privacy watchdog’s figures reveal a spike in incident reports from 815 to 957. Cybersecurity-related incidents increased by 31% from the previous quarter, but human error dominated. Over the 2017-2018 financial year, 3,325 reports were filed with the ICO. The number one breach type is data emailed to an incorrect recipient (13%), followed by data faxed to the wrong person (13%), and loss or theft of paperwork (13%).

The report found that the healthcare industry accounts for by far the largest volume of reports (37%), but many believe this is due to mandatory reporting rules. Others argue that the rise in reported incidents may be because organizations are more cautious ahead of the GDPR deadline quickly approaching.

Verizon’s latest Data Breach Investigations Report found that insiders were responsible for 28% of all breaches analyzed, with errors were at the heart of one in five of these breaches. Cyber threats can go unnoticed for days, week, months, even years without the right defense tools in place. In order to avoid any damage to your organization, it’s important your organization is able to detect and respond to insider threats quickly and effectively. To do this, NNT recommends utilizing change management systems to provide early detection of any security incident within your IT environment.

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