Employee negligence key issue for the firm’s clients last year

The Privacy and Data Protection team at BakerHostetler, a law firm with offices across the U.S, has released a report stating that human error was responsible for the majority of the security incident cases they worked in 2014.

The report says that employee negligence was responsible 36 percent of the cases, followed by outside theft (22 percent), insider theft (16 percent), malware (16 percent) and Phishing (14 percent). The numbers, based on more than 200 incidents, align somewhat with other larger reports released this year – despite the small sample size.

Looking at the industry breakdown, none of the listed sectors are immune, but healthcare topped the list with the most incidents reported last year, mostly due to strict notification laws.

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