It's rarely comforting when hard numbers confirm bonehead truths we all know, but that's exactly what a new study does, showing that the vast majority of data breaches are not only avoidable, they're pretty easily and almost effortlessly avoidably. It's in not making that relatively minor effort that breaches breed, and the bad guys know it.According to the Verizon Business Security
survey, nearly 90 percent of data breaches resulted from carelessness or incompetence
The incompetent, probably, will be with us always, but the carelessness can be addressed immediately.
While Verizon found that most of the breaches originated outside the business itself, that breathtaking 90 percent figure also includes the vulnerabilities themselves, i.e.: