According to a report by the Ponemon Institute, the average cost of an organizational data breach in 2014 is $5.4 million. At the same time, Cisco's 2014 Midyear Security Report has found that new exploit kits are appearing and that attacks against point-of-sale systems are on the rise.
It was December 2011 when we first read about payment card number theft that occurred at Subway sandwich shops. Now, we’re sorting through the theft of 40 million payment cards from Target. That number was revised to 70 million names and identifying information such as phone numbers. Researchers, most notably Brian Krebs, have done a great job breaking and covering the