As cybersecurity evolves, these criminals have become equally sophisticated in their tactics. Consequently, the average cost of a data breach has continued to rise.
Every security incident where one party gains unauthorised access to another party's information is a data breach. The definition of a breach is an event in which an individual’s name and a medical record, a financial record or both, or debit card are potentially put at risk. External factors and employees can be responsible for a data breach; while breaches don’t have to be intentional, a majority of them are.