An Overview of Verizon’s 2018 Data Breach Investigations Report

High level characteristics from Verizon’s 2018 Data Breach Investigations Report are that breaches are primarily done by outsiders who hack systems and favor email as a point of entry, especially for non-point of sale systems. Their motivation remains primarily financial and they continue to disproportionally attack the healthcare industry. Check out this statistically sound annual report for more details. 

 

Resources to Help Improve Security

Designed as a framework for infrastructure protection,The National Institutes of Science and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) is an excellent way for any organization to get started or improve a security program.  If you are a government entity, it is essential. Also, of note is the Baldridge Cybersecurity Tool which is tightly integrated with NIST’s CSF.  These tools can aid in entity-level cybersecurity awareness, executive understanding and overall organizational support.

 

 

Information technology and system breaches are often one of the most misunderstood components of businesses. If you need help establishing a proactive process to reduce the risk of cyber-acks, contact BWA today.

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