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(UPDATE)-“Interesting” Logic & Analysis – Verizon’s 2012 Data Breach Report April 17, 2012

Posted by Chris Mark in Industry News, InfoSec & Privacy, terrorism.
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I received a very insightful comment from one of the Verizon authors and thought it prudent to share. I think this explanation is very helpful for companies looking at infosec controls.  Here it is, in part(emphasis added): “You make a valid point about the fact that a determined attacker would simply try again if the first attempt failed. However, our finding that most breaches are avoidable through relatively simple controls doesn’t overlook this as you suggest. Our data show that most criminals aren’t determined to breach a particular victim and likely won’t try again if met with decent resistance. In fact, the extreme opportunistic nature of target selection means they likely won’t even be attacked w certain controls in place because automated probes will skip on down the street after jiggling the door handle a bit.  You can read the full comment, in ‘comments’.  The entire post is you continue reading. (more…)

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