And Trend Micro's "Dissecting Data Breaches and Debunking the Myths" report comes up with a surprising conclusion – the main reason for a data breach is mainly because of the device users rather than hackers.
Forty one percent of data breaches were down to a user losing their device or having it stolen compared to twenty five percent as a result of hacking and malware, the cybersecurity firm said.
"Companies may often overlook the kind of sensitive information stored on their employees' laptops, mobile devices, and even thumb drives. If any of these devices get lost, stolen, and are left unprotected, they become an easy way to steal data," Trend Micro's report said.
"This doesn't mean, though, that hacking and malware are not serious…Compared to device loss or theft—which can be mitigated through remote device wipe, the use of virtual infrastructure, and enforcement of stricter policies—hacking and attacks using malware are more planned and deliberate."