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by Sharon D. Nelson Esq., President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc.

2021 Data Compromises Were Up 68% Over 2020

January 26, 2022

The Identity Theft Resource Center has released its 2021 Data Breach Annual Report, which you can download by filling out a form. The most striking statistic is that data compromises in 2021 were up 68% over 2020.

Ransomware-related data breaches have doubled in each of the past two years. If that growth continues, ransomware attacks will surpass phishing as the number one cause of data compromises in 2022.

There were more cyberattack-related data compromises in 2021 than all data compromises in 2020.

The report is full of interesting information for those who follow data breaches. Worth a read.

Sharon D. Nelson, Esq., President, Sensei Enterprises, Inc.
3975 University Drive, Suite 225, Fairfax, VA 22030
Email: Phone: 703-359-0700
Digital Forensics/Cybersecurity/Information Technology