PRCH is known as "a nonprofit consumer education and advocacy project whose purpose is to advocate for consumers' privacy rights in public policy proceedings." Since January 2005, PRCH has compiled and reported more than 4,000 data breaches and approximately 621 million related compromised records--which, as of December 20, 2013, doesn't yet include the 40 million customer records that Target announced may have potentially been breached--in its "Chronology of Data Breaches" document, which is updated daily when PRCH receives notice of a data breach from one of its collaborating sources.
The methodology we used to develop this new, expanded classification model and define its variables was based on an analysis of PRCH's data, including 3,545 data breaches and roughly 764 million compromised records for the eight-year period from 2005 through 2012.
In Figure 1, of the 3,545 data breaches reported by PRCH over an eight-year period, 779, or 21.9%,were traced to external hacking, while internal hacking accounted for only 51 breaches, or 1.4%.
In Figure 2, of the 764 million compromised records reported by PRCH for the eight-year period, external hacking accounted for more than 516 million (an amazing 67.6%), whereas internal hacking accounted for just 108,078 breaches, or less than 1%.
The idea is to develop a mentor system whereby physicians train other doctors in how to incorporate medical abortion into their practice, said Jodi Magee, executive director of PRCH
, which will offer free, half-day seminars starting this spring.