Last year, most data theft was caused by external hackers, while the internal tragedy only caused one-fifth of all computer security incidents, according to Verizon.
He’s in his thirteenth year. In the 2019 Privacy Breach Investigation Report, investigating approximately 4,000 intrusions and network breaches, Verizon found that the online world is still a pretty unhealthy place unless you are well equipped to protect yourself and your customers from outside intruders hoping to bank.
Financial motives always come first, said Alex Shlager of the American television giant. 86% of violations were motivated by financial reasons, compared to 71% last year.
The report found that malware-infected attacks accounted for almost half of all security breaches in 2016, dropping to historically low levels, with criminals promoting phishing and downloading accounts. Well, mostly.
We find that in every sector, such as education, ransom is the most common type of attack; at the same time, account theft is more popular in attacks on shopkeepers, according to Shlager.
Last year we experienced a significant increase, which continues. The reason is in the clouds. Difficulties that may be associated with cloud deployment or migration to the cloud are increasingly leading to incidents and violations. Just the cube… …many companies don’t have the capacity to secure their cloud environment.
Shlager also praised companies that regularly and quickly repair their IT infrastructure when updates appear, which he believes helps prevent network breaches by attackers who abuse known software vulnerabilities. Less than one of the 20 burglaries in 2019 was due to not a single patch or a missed patch, he said in El-Reg.
Poorly configured and parameterised Internet systems that allow fraudsters to go in and out with sensitive data without permission still seem to be a problem. Meanwhile, 90% of burglaries were discovered within hours or days.
Despite billions of dollars in costs, your military network will still pass.
Also new layer – in a positive sense of course! I remember that in 2014-2015, the average detection time was 11 months, remembered the Verizon man, adding that patching is a good indicator of hygiene.
Organised crime is responsible for 55% of all security breaches reported to the US television network, a figure that is more or less stable compared to 2018.
The hype surrounding the threat of insider trading as an attack vector is probably also widespread in the industry: according to Schleger, 81% of network breakthroughs are caused by external vectors, with the healthcare sector being a notable exception (about 50-50 times).
We were expecting more domestic threats, said the Verizon man. It’s real, but don’t overestimate it, given the numbers we’ve seen. We carried out a numerical analysis, distinguishing between geographical regions. You won’t see much difference between the two geographies.
In summary: Install patches regularly, protect online systems, teach your staff not to click on potentially bad links or email attachments, be vigilant against phishing attempts and, most importantly, keep smiling. More than ever, the world needs cheerful and exchanged security services. Look in the Verizon file to see which one of us is thin. ®
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