UK: Report suggests discrepancy between reported and actual data loss incidents

A study released by the Ponemon Institute suggests that the number of reported data loss incidents in the UK is significantly higher than 415 reported to the Information Commissioners’ Office.

According to the Ponemon report, which was sponsored by Lumension, six out of 10 UK companies have data loss including sensitive information as a result of negligent employees, whilst 28% have experienced data loss of sensitive information held by a third party or cloud computing provider.

Three in 10 of the 754 UK respondents to the `State of the End Point‘ study, meanwhile have experienced data loss through malicious theft of sensitive data by employees.

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