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Over a Third of Global Firms Breached in 2017

Over a third (36%) of global organizations were breached last year, a 10% increase from 2016, according to new figures from Thales.

The security and defense contractor polled 1200 senior IT executives in Germany, Japan, India, the Netherlands, Sweden, South Korea, the UK and the US to compile its 2018 Thales Data Threat Report.

It claimed that a staggering 67% of firms have now been breached, with more than two-fifths (44%) of IT leaders claiming to feel “very” or “extremely” vulnerable to data threats.

The report detailed a growing reliance on the cloud, with 42% of organizations using more than 50 SaaS applications, 57% using three or more IaaS vendors, and 53% using three or more PaaS environments.

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