US government agencies see 20 percent rise in data breaches

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US Federal agencies reported more breaches last year (57 percent) than any other industry sector by a wide margin, well ahead of the global average of 36 percent according to a new report. Yet the findings from Thales eSecurity show that only 42 percent of government respondents claim to be ‘very’ or ‘extremely’ vulnerable, compared to 68 percent of US respondents across the board. In the past year 57 percent of federal respondents have experienced a data breach. This marks a big jump from the 2017 report where 34 percent were breached and the 2016 report (18 percent). In contrast…

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