Data loss is experienced throughout the world with the U.S. suffering from the most data records lost or stolen in the past few years. In fact, more than 60% of data losses in the world happened in the U.S. Within the U.S, California and Oregon experience the most data loss with more than a billion records lost.
Data is usually lost through malware, human error, or unforeseen circumstances such as natural disasters. Data loss also significantly affects retailers with 45% of them reporting an increase in the severity and scope of cyberattacks that affect their data. In terms of industries, the finance, healthcare, and public administration industries are hit the most with over 500 incidents between 2021 and 2022.
However, over 35,000 gigabytes (GB) have already been erased throughout history, including the Library of Alexandria and the Maya Religious Codices in Mesopotamia. Data loss is not a new problem, but are you protected from a possible attack?