The total number of data records lost or stolen since 2013 is 9.19 billion and counting. Drilling deeper, we experience approximately five million records lost every day, or 59 records every second.
These incredibly threatening statistics have been on an upward trend year after year. They serve as validation of the worrisome threat landscape organizations endure. While these numbers alone act as a strong driver to improve cybersecurity posture, compliance requirements compound this by presenting looming consequences for entities with poor cybersecurity practices.
As organizations and government entities across the globe struggle to maintain confidentiality, integrity and availability of their systems and data, they are now facing a continuous flow of new and updated regulations and standards designed to enforce the implementation of appropriate levels of privacy and security controls by entities of all sizes, across industries.With major breaches like Equifax (143 million records) and major regulatory changes like