COSTA MESA, Calif., Dec. 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- As we look to 2020 and a new decade, cybersecurity will continue to be a top priority for businesses and consumers alike. To help organizations prepare for the next year and beyond, Experian® today released its seventh annual Data Breach Industry Forecast, which predicts the top five threats businesses and consumers should be aware of in order to keep their information safe.
The 2020 report includes new ways common technology is being used for criminal intent as well as what fresh targets - such as the cannabis industry - will be the most enticing for attacks.
"Hackers are continuing to become more sophisticated with the tools at their disposal to gain control of personal devices and business operating systems," said Michael Bruemmer, Vice President at Experian Data Breach Resolution. "There has never been a more important time for organizations to be equipped with the knowledge and resources needed to try to prevent and respond to a data breach."
Experian's five data breach predictions for 2020 include:
To access the full report with a detailed analysis of the five predictions and what they mean for businesses and consumers, visit https://www.experian.com/data-breach/data-breach-industry-forecast.html.
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