February 4, 2022 • RBS

Today we released our 2021 Year End Data Breach QuickView Report, revealing that 4,145 publicly disclosed breaches had exposed over 22 billion records last year.

The United States was particularly affected, seeing a 10% increase in the total number of reported data breaches. Check out our report for deeper analysis into the industries that are experiencing the most incidents, the types of data being exposed, and how long it is taking for breaches to be reported.

“Are some countries home to more ‘hackable’ organizations than others? It is a challenging question to answer… The United States, while reporting the most breaches, experienced a wide variety of breach types, similar to the Netherlands and Canada. Other locations, like Brazil and France, mostly reported hacking or malware attacks.”

Inga Goddijn, Executive Vice President at Risk Based Security

Transform Headlines into Actionable Intelligence

Stories about the “biggest” breaches make for exciting news headlines, but it’s the data that underlies those events that can be extremely useful to the professionals tasked with proactively securing their organizations, and their digital supply chain.

Thousands of incidents are reported every year, and when it comes to being properly informed on the latest trends occurring in the data breach landscape, every detail counts. As the operators of the standard for data breach intelligence, Cyber Risk Analytics, we’re proud to present our latest data breach report.

The 2021 Year End Data Breach QuickView Report provides answers to common questions like:

  1. What is the most common type of data breach?
  2. What are the types of data breaches being reported?
  3. Which countries are experiencing the most data breaches?
  4. Which industries are being affected by data breaches?
  5. What types of data are being exposed or lost?

About the QuickView Report and Cyber Risk Analytics

The Data Breach QuickView Report is a service of Cyber Risk Analytics (CRA), which provides actionable threat intelligence about organizations that have had a data breach or leaked credentials. This enables organizations to reduce exposure to the threats most likely to impact them and their vendor base.

In addition, our PreBreach vendor risk ratings, the result of a deep-view into the metrics driving cyber exposures, are used to better understand the digital hygiene of an organization and the likelihood of a future data breach.

The integration of PreBreach ratings into security processes, vendor management programs, cyber insurance processes and risk management tools allows organizations to avoid costly risk assessments, while enabling businesses to understand their risk posture, and to act quickly and appropriately to proactively protect their most critical information assets.

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