security breach

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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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