Verizon has released its 10th annual Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR), a comprehensive and multi-faceted look-back on breach trends, threat actor tactics and apparent motivations, based on analysis by the company or one of its 65 partners of 1,935 breach events occurring in 2016. This Experts Corner article examines some of its findings by some of the industry's top experts.
If we continue to treat information security as the brakes on a vehicle, we will likewise continue to find we can’t speed the business up to its fullest capacity.
We can learn a lot about a vendor by looking at external indicators of compromise. But, are we getting the whole picture or just framing the risk at the moment?
Psychology skills are supplanting technical skills as a critical hacker skill. "A culture of security is in place when rhetoric is replaced with action," says Gene Fredriksen CISM, CRISC and VP & CISO, PSCU.
The inability to measure the security posture of third-party vendors and the inability to confirm whether they have suffered cyberattacks involving sensitive information serves as a wake-up call for all businesses.
Expert Harry Wan takes a deep dive into the findings of a recent Ponemon Institute survey which should create the call-to-action for businesses to search for processes and tools to help them deal with these challenges.