Are Data Breaches Actually on the Rise?

Security media is pervaded by seemingly ever-increasing and ever-worsening reports of data breaches at businesses ranging from your mom-and-pop corner store to large retail and internet giants. But how accurate is the perception that breaches are on the rise? Are more security events actually happening, or are we simply observing increased compliance with strengthening reporting requirements? More importantly, can companies learn from these incidents or are businesses doomed to repeat them?

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