• 24-APR-2013

  • SOURCE: Verizon

Annual Data Breach Investigations Report Released

On Tuesday, April 23rd, Verizon released its 9th annual Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR), an analysis of more than 47,000 reported security incidents from 28 different countries, with data from 19 security organizations including the U.S. Secret Service. The DBIR is widely thought to be the most authoritative source on data breaches in the world.

This year's report dives deep into the motives of cyber criminals and highlights methods that have never been seen before. According to the report:

o 92% of breaches were perpetrated by outsiders
o 76% of network intrusions exploited weak or stolen credentials (user names/passwords)
o 75% of breaches were driven by financial motives
o 66% of breaches took months or more to discover

Bryan Sartin, Director of the Investigative Response team at Verizon Enterprise Solutions, talks about the findings of the report and provides insight and recommendations on how to protect yourself online. He says one example of a common cybercrime tactic when it comes to breaches motivated by money, is capturing data from credentials typed into online bank accounts.

Available content includes soundbites from Bryan Sartin, and B-roll.

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