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Tenable Research reveals over 40 bn records were exposed globally in 2021

This is up nearly 78% over 2020. While healthcare and education are most-targeted industries worldwide, APAC region shows another picture, with tech industry and govts being largest victims

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Peerzada Abrar Bengaluru
According to research by Tenable, the cyber exposure company, at least 40,417,167,937 records were exposed worldwide in 2021, as calculated by Tenable’s Security Response Team’s analysis of 1,825 breach data incidents publicly disclosed between November 2020 and October 2021.

This is a considerable increase in the same period in 2020, which saw 730 publicly disclosed events with just over 22 billion records exposed. Of the 1,825 breaches analysed, 236 happened in APAC (Asia-Pacific), with at least 3,463,489,341 exposed records, representing 8.6 per cent of the global tally. This analysis is detailed in Tenable’s 2021 Threat Landscape Retrospective (TLR) report, and

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First Published: Jan 20 2022 | 8:20 PM IST

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