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Financial Sector Sees Cyber Incident Increase in February

  • Financial Sector Sees Cyber Incident Increase in February-

    Cybersecurity Highlights by Industry Sector

    Click through for cybersecurity highlights by industry sector for February, as identified by SurfWatch Labs.

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Financial Sector Sees Cyber Incident Increase in February

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    Cybersecurity Highlights by Industry Sector

    Click through for cybersecurity highlights by industry sector for February, as identified by SurfWatch Labs.

In February 2015, Financials was the lone industry sector with cyber crime incidents above six-month averages. This is largely attributed to the massive breach at health insurer Anthem. SurfWatch Labs collects and analyzes cyber-incident data and through that process, Anthem accounted for an astonishing 42 percent of all the negative CyberFacts collected in February. This caused the Financials sector share of overall cybercrime discussion to jump by more than 33 points – from its 12 percent six-month average to 46 percent. Additionally, Financials had 46 distinct cybercrime targets discussed in February, a significant rise from January's 28.

What happened in Consumer Goods, Information Technology and Health Care in February? Each saw slight improvement over January activity, although all industries unfortunately experienced notable incidents that call for due diligence. In this slideshow, Adam Meyer, chief security strategist, SurfWatch Labs, highlights the findings from each sector.