Darkreading.com reported that “In a survey released last week, 42% of the more than 400 IT and security professionals surveyed — and 71% of those in the United States — maintain that they have been instructed to keep a data breach confidential when they knew the incident should be reported.” The April 13, 2023 article entitled “Majority of US IT Pros Told to Keep Quiet About Data Breaches” (https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities-threats/us-it-pros-data-breaches-keep-quiet-data-breaches) included these comments from the the “2023 Cybersecurity Assessment Report“:

Three-quarters of respondents in the US (75%) experienced a data breach in the last 12 months, while 51% of respondents in the United Kingdom, 49% in Germany, and even fewer in Italy, Spain, and France experienced a data breach. Yet, compared with the 71% of respondents in the United States who were instructed to keep a breach quiet, just 44% of respondents in the United Kingdom said the same, 37% in Italy, and less than 35% in Germany, Spain, and France,…

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First published at https://www.vogelitlaw.com/blog/71-of-it-professionals-advised-to-not-report-a-cyber-incident