Update on Data Breach Reports

Don Miller

We recently commented on Verizon’s 2012 Data Breach Investigations Report . Other reports have been released since that time, including this one from a private security company relating to data breach information for the government sector covering the period January 1, 2009 to May 31, 2012.

This report presents alarming statistics relating to 268 incidents of data breaches in which 94 million records containing sensitive information were exposed. Clifton Gonsalves, bTrade’s VP of Engineering and a software security expert, had this to say about the report:

The report analyzes specific threats that government entities are facing, which is important, because knowing these threats is helpful to be able to reduce risk. Ensuring data security is the key feature of all our software solutions, including those we’ve engineered for our government customers. Security is a major concern for all customers, at the time of deployment and at all times thereafter.”

If you’re unsure of your organization’s exposure to such data security risks, you can send a confidential email requesting a free 60-minute consultation. We are constantly evaluating and analyzing the change and evolution of data security breaches. Consequently, we can see trends that may lead to future attacks and prevent data breaches through preventative security measures.

Governmental organizations should also know that bTrade is a minority owned and managed company which has met the certification criteria established by the National Minority Supplier Development Council and approved by the Southern California Minority Business Development Council, Inc. Board of Directors. bTrade has a rich heritage of supporting and encouraging diversity of people, viewpoints and visions for future success.