Verizon’s 2013 Data Breach Investigations Report provides insights into the nature of data breaches that can help organizations of all sizes to better understand the threat and take the necessary steps to protect themselves.
The Report brings to bear the perspective of 19 global organisations on studying and combating data breaches in the modern world. These include law enforcement agencies, national incident reporting/handling entities, a research institution, and other incident response (IR)/forensic service firms who contributed a huge amount of data to the report. The report analyses of more than 47,000 recently reported security incidents and 621 confirmed data breaches. Over the nine-year range of the study, that tally now exceeds 2,500 data breaches and 1.1 billion compromised records.