Notifiable Data Breaches Quarterly Statistics Report 1 Oct to 31 Dec 2018
Health Sector Tops the List
The private health sector continues to have the worst reputation for data breaches in Australia.
Of the 262 data breaches reported to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) in the last quarter, the health sector reported 54 breaches.
Most of the breaches reported from all industry sectors originated from malicious or criminal attack (64%), while human error was main cause in the health sector (54%).
In releasing its latest quarterly report, the OAIC says preventing data breaches and improving cyber security must be a primary concern for any organisation entrusted with people’s personal information.
The full report can be found https://bit.ly/2ScZdQi