Experian’s 2020 Data Breach Industry Predictions Are In and Ready to Review

Published: December 11, 2019 by Lisa Ghera

A new decade of data breaches is here, and cyber criminals are celebrating with five new targets to expose and exploit consumer data in 2020.

The past few years have been tough for companies of all sizes across all industries. In 2018, businesses saw a record-setting number of data breaches. In 2019, the year rang in with more than 2.4 million user names, email addresses, and other personal information exposed in the breach of the password management company, Blur. Then, by mid-2019, according to a report by Risk Based Security*, the second to last year of the decade was on pace to be the worst year ever for security breaches.

Our 2019 predictions scored A’s and B’s, with our Forecast highlighting vulnerabilities focused on biometrics hacking, skimming, online gaming, and more.

In our Seventh Annual Edition of this Data Breach Industry Forecast, we address fresh real estate and audiences that hackers can target, including the smoking hot cannabis industry. Our predictions are rooted in Experian’s history of helping companies navigate more than 30,000 breaches over the last 15 years.

To reexamine our 2019 Forecast, plus review details about our latest predictions that could make headlines for the next 365 days, download the 2020 Data Breach Industry Forecast now.

*2019 MidYear QuickView Data Breach Report, Risk Based Security, August 2019