What You Probably Missed In Verizon's Latest DBIR

Tune in to Dark Reading Radio at 1pm ET/11am Pacific on Wednesday, June 24, when Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report co-author Marc Spitler discusses some of the possibly lesser-noticed nuggets in the industry's popular report on real-world attacks.

Verizon's annual Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) for 8 years now has been one of the most anticipated and oft-quoted sources of data on real-world cyberattacks and trends. This year's report was massive, covering 79,790 security incidents worldwide -- 2,122 of which included data breaches -- with data from Verizon as well as 70 contributing organizations including service providers, international computer security information response teams, government agencies, and security vendors.

So there's a pretty good chance you might have missed a few interesting -- and revelant -- nuggets from the jam-packed report.

Marc Spitler, co-author of the DBIR and senior risk analyst with Verizon, joins the next episode of Dark Reading Radio to share what he considers some of the intriguing tidbits from the report that either didn't get as much publicity, or could have been inadvertently overlooked. Among them:  just how payment card data-hacking has evolved and continues to do so; the debate over whether or not mobile devices are actually a factor in real-world attacks; the truth about Web app attacks; and how humans are getting hacked.

Spitler also will offer tips on how to best use the Verizon report to make it more "actionable" to help organizations adjust their security posture.

Register now and join us this Wednesday, June 25, at 1PM Eastern/10am Pacific, on Dark Reading Radio. Have questions for the Verizon's Spitler? Let us know in the comments below or bring them with you Wednesday and ask him yourself via the live online chat.

About the Author(s)

Kelly Jackson Higgins, Editor-in-Chief, Dark Reading

Kelly Jackson Higgins is the Editor-in-Chief of Dark Reading. She is an award-winning veteran technology and business journalist with more than two decades of experience in reporting and editing for various publications, including Network Computing, Secure Enterprise Magazine, Virginia Business magazine, and other major media properties. Jackson Higgins was recently selected as one of the Top 10 Cybersecurity Journalists in the US, and named as one of Folio's 2019 Top Women in Media. She began her career as a sports writer in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, and earned her BA at William & Mary. Follow her on Twitter @kjhiggins.

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