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The Rise of Insider Threats in Verizon’s DBIR

By Jacob Serpa  |  January 9, 2020 at 5:00 AM  | 
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Each year, Verizon releases its Data Breach Investigation Report (DBIR). These reports evaluate the state of security each year, providing detailed statistics around leading vulnerabilities, which industries face the most breaches, and much more. In 2019’s report, there were interesting insights about insider threats.

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Verizon’s 2019 DBIR Documents over 2,000 Breaches

By Ben Rice  |  May 20, 2019 at 4:57 AM  | 
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The 2019 Verizon Data Breach Incident Report (DBIR) has finally arrived. I haven't been this excited about 2019 since New Years Eve! In this blog, I will parse some of the more interesting conclusions from this year’s DBIR and talk about how this report provides guidance to its readers. You can think of this as a how-to for avoiding a similar fate as those who are detailed in the report – you don’t want to risk becoming a part of the DBIR statistics next year!

This year’s report disclosed 41,686 security incidents that were reported for 2018 – 2,013 of those were confirmed data breaches. That equates to 5.51 breaches per day!

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