November 28, 2018

Concern about email data breaches has led to a 69% increase in the sales of information leak prevention software


2018 has seen a steady increase in the number of organisations in Australia looking to protect themselves from the threat of email data breaches.

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has released its Q3 data breach findings reported under the Notifiable Data Breach Scheme (NDB). Human error has again appeared as a leading cause of email data breaches and, today, DocsCorp reported a 69% increase in the sale of its information leak prevention software cleanDocs. The number of cleanDocs users increased by 62% in that same period.

The NDB Scheme requires that Australian businesses report eligible data breaches to the OAIC and affected individuals. Australian firms have looked to technology to minimise the chance of breaches occurring.

“The NDB Scheme findings prove that while staff should be the first line of defence against a breach, they are often, in fact, the weakest link,” said DocsCorp President and Co-Founder, Dean Sappey. “Data loss protection tools like cleanDocs empower users to protect sensitive client information and instill in them the confidence they won’t inadvertently cause a breach. Australian businesses must make human error in handling email a top security priority if they are to avoid making headlines for the wrong reason.”

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