More than 50,000 data breaches were recorded in Europe since the GDPR implementation

A new cybersecurity study was published today. The new data report shows that more than 50,000 new data breaches have happened all Europe since GDPR implementation, a year ago.

The conclusion of this well-made survey is important to be studied and acknowledged because it shows a very solid baseline of what had happened in the last year all over Europe.

For those who don’t know yet, GDPR is extremely important legislation that has the purpose to drive data security and privacy to the levels absolutely necessary in the modern highly connected, always-on cyber digital world.
Experts say that if we look closely at the study numbers and comparing the total number of breach notifications in Europe we will see a better picture of how cybersecurity have changed since the appearance of the new laws. The most vibrant specific conclusion the survey show is that the Netherlands is having a big problem with the cyber attacks;

This country tops for both total and per capita number of data breaches. This conclusion directly indicates that the Netherlands’ data cybersecurity is poor, and it also reflects a slow data protection enforcement approach.

Remember everything can be hacked. In order to stay away from any threats related to the cyber world, we recommend the install of antivirus for Windows or antivirus for Mac on every device that you own, depending on which OS your device is running. If you are a company, it is also recommended to hire every year a specialized cybersecurity company that will run annual tests on your company’s network. These tests include penetration testing and ethical hacking tests;

The study also comes with a strong argument that hits the whole baseline because more useful numbers show the total number of cyber attacks in the EU with very distinct country specifics details.

Another big problem here is that no one at this moment can judge on this study or other whether GDPR enforcement improved data security and by how much; the only fact the survey strongly outline is that GDPR works, and it gives us a reference point to track its progress.

Cybersecurity experts are also saying that the examples of data breaches now cover all the cyber world and because of this the U.S. desperately needs a measure similar to GDPR, but this will not happen in the near future.

We would continue to monitor this cybersecurity problem. Meanwhile, users should keep a keen eye out for any cyber attacks. Remember to use an antivirus for Windows or antivirus for Mac in every device that you own, depending on which OS your machine is running, If you are a company we recommend to hire every year a specialized cybersecurity company that will run annual tests on your company’s network, tests like this include: penetration testing and ethical hacking.