Number of Reported Breaches Decrease In First Half of 2020Number of Reported Breaches Decrease In First Half of 2020
With the pandemic as a backdrop, publicly reported US data breaches dropped as more employees and suppliers stayed home.
July 21, 2020
According to new research, a rising rate of coronavirus infections has been met with a declining rate of reported cybersecurity breaches. The finding, from the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC), shows that publicly reported US data breaches dropped 33% in the first half of 2020 compared with the first half of 2019.
The ITRC sees significant drops in two of the three primary sources of breaches: Insider threats and third-party contractors have seen substantially lower numbers, while those from external threat actors are down but by a smaller margin.
The number of publicly reported breaches in 2020 is on track to be the fewest since 2015, says the ITRC, which also cautions it expects numbers to rise once again when the pandemic has run its course.
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