Verizon’s data breach report: What the numbers say

What are some of the most interesting takeaways from Verizon’s latest annual security report? Data breach, yawn. Those two little words that occur so frequently in the media and will have you switching off. Last week, Verizon released their 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) which provides valuable insight spanning across 86 countries and 41,686 incidents. The … More Verizon’s data breach report: What the numbers say

Ransomware runs rampant in 2017, Verizon report finds

Social engineering attacks that involve pretexting nearly tripled on an annual basis while phishing simulations show that curiosity gets the better of 4% of people. Ransomware takes the cake as the most prevalent type of malicious software in Verizon’s latest Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR). The US-based telecommunications company analyzed input from 67 organizations and examined more … More Ransomware runs rampant in 2017, Verizon report finds

10 things to know about the October 21 IoT DDoS attacks

On Friday, October 21, a series of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks caused widespread disruption of legitimate internet activity in the US. Because the attacks targeted the Domain Name System (DNS) that makes sure information requests on the internet are delivered to the right address, a lot of normal activities such as online shopping, … More 10 things to know about the October 21 IoT DDoS attacks

Verizon report: Healthcare security shows little sign of improvement

Security in the healthcare sector has been making headlines for all the wrong reasons in recent months, and a new report has found that the industry is showing little sign of cleaning up its act. More organizations than ever participated in this year’s Data Breach Investigations Report, which identified a record 80,000 security incidents and 2,100 data breaches. According to information … More Verizon report: Healthcare security shows little sign of improvement