Most Data Breaches Due to Negligence

Data Breach
Data Breach

A recent study by the Ponemon Institute found that the majority of data breaches were due to negligence on behalf of employees. Over 51 corporations from diverse industries were analyzed and while negligence was the biggest factor, cyber crime is quickly becoming worse. An average data breach costs companies $7.2 million.

About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit


PreviousLive Digital with Shelly Palmer Episode #52 NextShelly Palmer Radio Report - March 9, 2011

Get Briefed Every Day!

Subscribe to my daily newsletter featuring current events and the top stories in technology, media, and marketing.