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Study: Lowest Losses in 25 Years

DATA LOSS—U.S.

April 19, 2011

Verizon Business on Tuesday will release its 2011 Data Breach Investigations Report, outlining findings from almost 800 data breach incidents in 2010. InformationWeek reports that while public fear of data loss is high, the report shows that losses have gone from 144 million records in 2009 to four million records in 2010. Bryan Sartin, director of investigative response for Verizon Business, attributes the decrease to a flooded data market and the successful arrests of "a substantial number of the 250 or so really capable criminal hackers." Sartin said better corporate network monitoring and log data retention can be credited for successful investigations.
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