One billion. That’s the number of personally identifiable information records stolen through data breaches in 2014, according to a report from IBM and the Ponemon Institute. Even those who follow the news may be surprised by that number. The reality is that while a few major breaches have made headlines, most fly under the radar.
There is no reason to believe that we will see any decrease in cyber assaults in the coming years. In fact, we expect them to rise as our lives increasingly move online.