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Today, the 11th edition of the Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) has been released. This year’s report includes 53,308 security incidents, 2,216 data breaches, 65 countries, and 67 contributors.
I participated in a panel discussion with the Verizon team on BrightTALK earlier today. Listen to the recording here.
The DBIR is one of the most anticipated annual reports and has endured for many years. If you’ll indulge me and take a trip down memory lane, here are some of the events you might remember from the year the first DBIR was written:
Some of the key findings for me:
Source: Verizon DBIR
Since we are eleven years into the DBIR, I suspect that you are familiar with how to leverage the report, but just in case you aren’t, here are some quick suggestions:
I’ve already read through the DBIR multiple times and with each subsequent reading I find something else that is useful. One final recommendation that I’ve been suggesting for many years is to create your own version of the DBIR based on your own intrusion and breach data. Nothing is more relevant than what is happening within your own organization. The DBIR has some great examples of graphics that you can incorporate into your own tailored reports, which you can then use to communicate the threat landscape to your executives.
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