Leading DLP solution provider, InfoWatch predicted mobile security and detection and prevention of targeted attacks are among key IT solutions needing to be tackled during 2015. Internet fraud targeted at corporates and private bank accounts is another growing issue that requires effective preventive measures.
Research carried out by InfoWatch Analytical Center, which provides a comprehensive analysis of confidential information leaks globally shows the first half of 2014 witnessed 32% more leaks than in the same period in 2013. In the six-month period, 14 major data leaks were recorded in which more than 430 million items of data were compromised, accounting for 95% of the total data leaks identified.
Overall, in 71% of the cases, company employees were responsible for information leaks, and 1% of the time, the culprits were senior executives. A staggering 89% of the leaks were related to personal or payment data, three-fourths of which were linked to identity theft.
The threat of spying over all types of electronic devices and unauthorised gathering of user information remains a priority for IT security solutions providers in 2015. Internet fraud targeted at corporates and private bank accounts is another growing threat that existing security solutions fail to fully combat. Early detection and analysis of such frauds will play a key role in protecting corporates’ data from online threats.
Natayla Kaspersky, CEO of InfoWatch Group, said: “IT security market showed a stable growth during 2014, especially in mobile security, cloud security, and DLP segments. However, businesses need to be aware of growing IT security threats for this year to adopt required security solutions in 2015. InfoWatch will look into providing solutions specifically for early detection of targeted attacks and prognosis of data leaks. Mobile security integrated DLP solutions are also another key focus to address key IT security market needs for 2015. The new solution will be integrated with InfoWatch Traffic Monitor Enterprise for corporate data monitoring on all employee devices, both desktops and mobile devices.”