Takeaways From the 2015 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR)

Verizon’s annual Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR), published since 2008, has become one of the most anticipated information security industry reports. Think of it as the Data Breach Bible, as it dissects thousands of confirmed data breaches and security incidents from around the globe into emergent and shifting trends, providing us with insightful guidance to apply to our own security practices. This year’s publication compiled the data of nearly 80,000 security incidents and more than 2,000 data compromises from 61 countries. The contributions from dozens of forensic firms, service providers, government agencies and international Computer Security Information Response Teams (CSIRT) help provide detailed findings based on 2014 incident and breach data.

Some of the items presented include:

  • Victim Demographics
  • Breach Trends
  • Indicators of Compromise
  • Phishing
  • Vulnerabilities
  • and more...

Tripwire has done a fantastic job at summarizing a number of the key findings for us.

Read the full article.

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