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Apr
21

Revamped Verizon security report to help funnel funds into the right holes

From: The Sydney Morning Herald

Lia Timson

Cyber security threats vary according to industry sector, a report has found.

After analysing more than 63,000 security incidents that took place in 2013, Verizon’s annual Data Breach Investigations Report, used by corporations and governments worldwide as a benchmark of cyber security, or lack thereof, has come to a new conclusion.

The 2014 edition released on Tuesday analysed more than 63,000 incidents and 1361 data breaches as reported by 50 organisations in 95 countries, including computer emergency response teams (CERTs) and law enforcement agencies.

Rather than isolating one or two main attack vectors, the analysis was able to pinpoint threats per industry, which the report co-author, senior data analyst Jay Jacobs, said would help those making security spending decisions.

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