Imperva’s Chris Waynforth explains why organizations need to make data security a priority.
About the author
Chris Waynforth is Area Vice President for Imperva.
Has there been an increase in data breach attacks in 2020?
Whether through human error or malicious efforts, data breaches have increased at a worrying rate over the past 12 months and businesses should be concerned. Research from Imperva shows that the number of data breach attacks has increased by 93 percent over the past year. To put that number into context, Imperva detected 883,865 attacks worldwide in January 2020, and by December 2020 that number rose to over 1.7 million.
Do you expect an increase in 2021?
We assume that this trend will continue into 2021. In the healthcare industry, for example, the one-day high for data leak attacks was 9,008 in early January – more than any other day in 2020. Part of the reason for the continuation and staggering, the growth of data leak attacks is the accelerated digital transformation …