Highlights From The 2017 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR)

The tenth edition of Verizon’s Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) for 2017 includes the latest data on real-world data breaches and security incidents investigated by Verizon or by one their data contributors (such as security vendors and law enforcement agencies). This year’s report also includes data specific to key industries and who targets such verticals and why.

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Shoney’s data breach

The owner of restaurant chain Shoney's, Best American Hospitality Corp. (BAHC), confirmed a data breach of customer data at dozens of Shoney's restaurants. The company published a press release that listed the affected restaurant locations and said…

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5 Good Cybersecurity Lessons Learned From FTC Law Enforcement Actions

In case you missed it, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released a video that explains how companies can leverage NIST's Cybersecurity Framework and FTC's own "Start with Security" guidelines to greatly improve security in their organization. In this article, we highlight the five key tenants from the framework and how they could have possibly prevented FTC action and penalties.

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How a University Fought Off an IoT Attack and 12 Lessons Learned

The Verizon security team recently announced the first Data Breach Digest, a series of 18 cybercrime cases the team investigated. The Verizon team starts with a sneak peek of one of the case studies that describes how a university was attacked by an IoT botnet consisting of over 5,000 infected hosts. The study concludes with 12 good lessons learned from the attack.

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