Cybersecurity News: Verizon Rolls Out Data Breach Study

Data breaches are becoming more complex and are no longer confined to just the IT department, but are now affecting every department within an organization. The Verizon 2016 Data Breach Investigations Report, revealed that the human element is again front and center this year. Humans continue to play a significant role in data breaches and cybersecurity incidents, fulfilling the roles of threat actors, targeted victims and incident response stakeholders.

Now in its second edition, Verizon’s Data Breach Digest details 16 common breach scenarios, inviting the reader to take a behind-the-scenes look at cyber investigations that tell the stories behind the company’s annual Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR). The cases are each told from the perspective of the various stakeholders involved, such as corporate communications, legal counsel, or the human resources professional.

“Data breaches are growing in complexity and sophistication,” Bryan Sartin, executive director, the RISK Team, Verizon Enterprise Solutions said in a statement. “In working with victim organizations, we find that breaches touch every part of an organization up to and including its board of directors. Companies need to be prepared to handle data breaches before they actually happen in order to recover as quickly as possible. Otherwise, breaches can lead to enterprise-wide damage that can have devastating and long-lasting consequences such as a loss of customer confidence or a drop in stock price.”

“The Data Breach Digest is designed to help businesses and government organizations understand how to identify signs of a data breach, important sources of evidence and ways to quickly investigate, contain and recover from a breach,” said Sartin.

Read more details at Verizon

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