Visibility into where sensitive data is travelling has never been so crucial. With breaches like Target, Home Depot, JP Morgan, Sony and Anthem – the ability to track data is a necessity. Today, the majority of breaches stem from malware and hacks, which make up 53% of all breaches. Shockingly, it takes 205 days before the average breach is finally recognized and snuffed out.
Given this ability for cyber criminals to stay one step ahead of IT heroes, it’s only a matter of time until the next newsworthy breach hits the mainstream headlines (Premera, anyone?)
Did you ever wonder what happens to all of that sensitive data once it is actually stolen? Does it simply sit on a hacker’s device collecting digital dust, is it shared with friends, or is it sold off on the black market to the highest Bitcoin bidder? In January 2015, Bitglass set forth on a mission to answer the question, “where is your data?” The challenge? Daunting. The findings? Fascinating.