Bradley attorney Erin Illman was quoted in an article by InformationWeek regarding the jump in data breaches in 2023 from previous years.
The Apple study, conducted by an MIT professor, indicates that in the first nine months of this year, the number of data breaches within the U.S. jumped 20%, compared to the entirety of 2022.
“Companies are processing more and more personal information, both internally and through third parties. The more personal information that is processed and/or shared with service providers or third parties amplifies the potential risk area wherein data can be compromised,” said Illman.
“In order to successfully implement the mechanisms necessary to… protect data, educating decisionmakers and supporting compliance initiatives must be addressed at the top of the organization with clear implementation processes throughout the company as a whole,” Illman added. Solutions include holistic approaches, such as training stakeholders and technical solutions.
The full article, “Data Breaches Just Keep Piling Up,” was published by Information Week on December 15, 2023.