Saturday, August 25, 2012

State & National Data Breach Reports

2012 National Data-Breach Count -- Breaches: 284 Exposed Records: 9,143,028

To date this year, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center there have been 284 reported data breaches by US based firms.  Health-care and private-sector business each represent 1/3 of all breaches, with the remaining third mainly consumed between educational institutions, government, and the military sectors.  Financial institutions are running 3 percent of all breaches (but showing a much higher percent of total exposed records).  Full report.

US States with available online data-breach reports include:

State Data Breach Requirements & Statutes:
Handy State-by-State Links to Data-Breach Statutes (National Council of State Legislatures)