Study concludes more encryption needed to counter rise in data breaches

07/12/2023 | Reuters

A new study commissioned by Apple and conducted by Massachusetts Institute of Technology Professor Stuart E. Madnick looking at the growth in data breaches in the US over the past 12 months has reached an interesting [if not obvious] conclusion.

The study argues that data breaches are becoming so commonplace that the only feasible way to protect consumer data is to adopt a more comprehensive use of end-to-end encryption. The study found that 98% of organisations have a relationship with at least one technology vendor that experienced a data breach in the previous two years. The study also stated that technology companies are frequently attacked by hackers because they provide services to valuable targets.

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