In mid-April, Verizon released their annual Data Breach Investigations Report. The report accounts for not only breaches, but also “incidents” unlike previous years which only covered reported breaches. The new 10 year trend summary explains that servers accounted for the highest number of breaches and greatest percentage of breaches by asset type—accounting for around 45% in 2013. This signifies that the number of breaches from servers is up nearly 300% from 2009 – less than 200 in 2009 to nearly 800 […]

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At about this time last year, Bruce Schneier, author of the widely followed Cryptogram newsletter wrote that ‘against a sufficiently skilled, funded, and motivated adversary, no network is secure.’ Unfortunately for many firms this is ringing true. Today, if you look at just the most recent spate of retail breaches – most recent of which being White Lodging, it seems like it’s now easier than ever for attackers to penetrate your perimeter and get to high value data. Now, I […]