Data breaches are occurring now more than ever before. 2014 produced an alarming number of privacy and security breaches. In particular, Point-of-Sale (POS) systems have become increasingly susceptible to malware. Attacks transpired at large retailers like Home Depot and Target, and small to medium-sized businesses that don’t have dedicated information security resources.
The infographic below illustrates the causes and outcomes of data breaches in 2014, as well as some ideas for how to prevent them moving forward.