Most Data Breaches Due to Negligence

Data Breach
Data Breach

A recent study by the Ponemon Institute found that the majority of data breaches were due to negligence on behalf of employees. Over 51 corporations from diverse industries were analyzed and while negligence was the biggest factor, cyber crime is quickly becoming worse. An average data breach costs companies $7.2 million.

About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is a business advisor and technology consultant. He helps Fortune 500 companies with digital transformation, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn's Top Voice in Technology, he is the host of the Shelly Palmer #strategyhacker livestream and co-host of Techstream with Shelly Palmer & Seth Everett. He covers tech and business for Good Day New York, writes a weekly column for Adweek, is a regular commentator on CNN and CNBC, and writes a popular daily business blog. Follow @shellypalmer or visit


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