Monday, May 4, 2015

Verizon's 2015 Data Breach Investigations Report

Now in its 8th year, the Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report has expanded to include input from over 70 organizations, including top law enforcement agencies, says Bryan Sartin, Director of RISK Team at Verizon Enterprise.

Here is a quick summary of findings: 96% of incidents follow only 9 patterns. The top 3 threats are POS attacks, cyber-espionage and crimeware. Upwards of 4 out of 5 intrusions involve the use of stolen or easily-guessable credentials. Simple two-factor authentication significantly mitigates this risk.  This year's report also looks at mobility and the BYOD phenomenon.

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The full report can be accessed here:

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