You’ve raised a good point. The statistics I presented in the article don’t take into account the growth of either the number of organizations with an Internet presence or the growth in the number of transactions that may contain financial or confidential information.
The intent of was to draw a correlation between the need for protecting information assets given the frequency and size of recent breaches. However, it would be very interesting to conduct a deeper exploration of how growth impacts the number and size of security breaches.
So, you aren’t wrong and you’ve opened up something new to look into. Thanks for your observation and for taking the time to comment.