Survey Data Shows Data Breaches Are on the Rise

Nick Fishman

A new study just released by The Identity Theft Resource Center shows that data breaches are up 69% so far this year compared with the same time frame in 2007.  Nearly a third of the 342 reported breaches are attributed to businesses.  Breaches are also on the rise in banks and by health-care providers.

While it is important to understand that this increase could be attributed largely to the fact that these breaches are being self-reported, the importance of protecting personal data of your applicants and employees cannot be underscored.  Some advice as it relates to background checks: make sure that your results are only seen by those who need to know and that the information is stored in secured files if printed out.

Full Washington Post article housed in the link below:

Data Breaches Are Up 69% This Year, Nonprofit Says

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Nick Fishman is the co-founder of EmployeeScreenIQ, a leading, global employment background screening provider, and serves as the company’s executive vice president and chief marketing officer. He pioneered the creation of EmployeeScreen University, the #1 educational resource on employment background checks for human resources, security and risk management professionals. A recognized industry expert, Nick is a frequent author, presenter and contributor to the news media. Nick is also a licensed private investigator in the states of Ohio and Texas.
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