Montana Cybersecurity Report

Each year Pine Cove Consulting analyzes data reported to the Montana Department of Justice and reports how many Montanans fell victim to a data breach, how many organizations fell victim to a data breach that affected Montanans, and the average length of data breaches in Montana. 

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Cyber-Threats are Evolving and Affecting a Greater Number of Montanans

In 2021 a record number of organizations, that affected Montanans, fell victim to a data breach. Hackers don't care where you live or what your organization does, they care if your network is vulnerable. Hackers tactics are evolving as they embrace new ways to circumvent cyber-security solutions. Cyber-security diligence is needed to defeat the variations in advanced cyber-attacks.


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First, a total of 82,531 Montanans were affected by a data breach in 2020. This number is down from 233,485 Montanans in 2019. This is a significant drop compared to previous years. In previous years there have been 1-5 major data breaches from large companies that affect more than 100,000 Montanans. This year the largest data breach affected 32,370 Montanans. Interestingly, although the number of Montanans affected by data breaches decreased, the number of organizations suffering a breach increased

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