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Organizations are failing at security, as data loss is increasingly common
According to a new Ponemon Institute study, “Closing Security Gaps to Protect Corporate Data: A Study of US and European Organizations,” 76 percent of organizations experienced a loss or theft of data last year. The study looks into the factors behind those incidents and lessons that can be learned from them.

Some 76 percent of IT practitioners say their organizations experienced the loss or theft of data over the past two years. That’s up significantly from 67 percent of respondents who participated in the 2014 study. Here are the top 10 reasons for security issues, as uncovered by Ponemon.