Big hacks and data leaks are nothing new, but this year has seen a surge in reported breaches. The reason for this might be simple: After the EU general update to data protection regulation (GDPR) came into place in May, firms are more likely to report attacks. But it also demonstrates that the huge amounts of data collected by companies is not immune to hacking. And many firms aren’t doing enough to ensure they are secure.
Read Kate O’Flaherty list the top five data breach incidents that occurred in 2018 and lessons they offer us on Forbes.