What Is a Security Breach?

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A security breach is a compromise of the security, confidentiality or integrity of computerized data that results in or can be reasonably concluded has resulted in, the unauthorized acquisition of and access to personal information. Good faith acquisition of personal information by an individual is not a breach of the security of the system, provided that the personal information is not used for or subject to, unauthorized disclosure.
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A security breach is an externally originating act that by-passes security policies, practices or procedures in a company and thus making its protected information vulnerable. A similar internal act on the other hand is not considered a security breach but a security violation.
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