security breach

  

Definition

An act from outside an organization that bypasses or contravenes security policies, practices, or procedures. A similar internal act is called security violation.

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  • If there is ever a security breach of your most private information you need to try and figure out how they got in.

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  • My co-worker opened an unknown email containing multiple viruses, infected our data center, and caused a large security breach in our network.

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  • Due to their most recent security breach, the company offered identity theft protection to all of their customers as a countermeasure.

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