Disclosed Global Data Breaches by Industry

Proof Point

Healthcare accounted for 27% of global data breaches in 2017, followed by financial services with 12%

Disclosed Global Data Breaches by Industry

2017 (number and percentage)

Proof Point Findings

  • Data Breaches – Incidents that resulted in confirmed data access and disclosure by unauthorized parties
  • Most Impacted Industries – Healthcare (27%), financial services (12%), retail (11%), education (11%), and government (11%) top industries affected by data breaches globally in 2017
  • Root Cause – Poor security practices, such as lack of cybersecurity risk mitigation plans and mismanaged cloud data resources, identified as one of significant causes of data breaches



Education, Financial Services, Government (excluding military), Healthcare/Health Sciences, Information Technology, Wholesale and Retail Trade


Date Last Updated

May 28, 2018

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