Data Breach Statistics

As you all know I like to read security posts, blogs, tweets, news and articles from all over the place. I love finding infographics that illustrate something that would take many words. Below are two infographics that tell the story of data breaches for the first and second quarters of this year. Very interesting to see what the true metrics are even down to minutes, seconds and even by country.

Massive thanks to “Breach Level Index” for the stats and “Safenet” for the infographics.


This infographic just confirms that these data breaches are happening all the time at quite an alarming rate.


Liam Cleary

I began my career as a Trainer of all things computer related. However, I very quickly realized that programming, breaking, and hacking was a lot more fun. I then spent the next few years working on core infrastructure and security services, until I found SharePoint. I am now the founder and owner of SharePlicity, a consulting company that focuses on all areas of Technology. My role within SharePlicity is to help organizations implement technology that will enhance internal and external collaboration, document and records management, automate business processes and of course security controls and protection. I am also an eleven-time Microsoft MVP focusing on Architecture but also cross the boundary into Development. My specialty over the past few years has been security in SharePoint and its surrounding platforms. I can also be found at user groups or conferences speaking, offering advice, spending time in the community, teaching my kids how to code, raspberry PI programming, hacking the planet or building Lego robots.

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