ZDNet has an article entitled By the numbers: A dismal year for data breaches that says there were over 100 million data records lost. It says there were 327 data breach events in 2006 – up from 136 in 2005.
So what is the reason behind this?
Is more info being kept just because its easy to do, leading to a higher risk of loss?
Are businesses and institutions not keeping up with security requirements?
Many are due to internal problems – but are those that get them from the outside becoming more sophisticated?
Is the problem the same as it always was – but we are just seeing more reporting and disclosure?