Verizon Launches 2018 Data Breach Report

Cybercriminals are motivated by financial gain and if there’s a way they can make money out of you, they will. Methods include stealing payment card data, personally identifiable information or your intellectual property. also, Most attacks are opportunistic and target not the wealthy or famous, but the unprepared.


This is the view of Verizon's 2018 Data Breach Investigations Report which continues: "Data breaches aren’t just a problem for security professionals. The impact is felt across the whole business—from your legal team, embroiled in litigation, to your frontline employees, who can’t access the tools they need to do their jobs. Everyone needs to play their part in managing the risks."


The report highlights the threat from inside companies. Malicious employees looking to line their pockets aren’t the only insider threat you face. Errors were at the heart of almost one in five (17%) breaches. That included employees failing to shred confidential information, sending an email to the wrong person or misconfiguring web servers. While none of these were deliberately ill-intentioned, they could all still prove costly.

Read the full summary here.

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