“For the first time, we are making available the full ‘2012 Data Breach Investigations Report’ in seven languages,” said Wade Baker, Verizon’s director of risk intelligence. “Our goal is to increase the awareness of cybercrime across the globe. The more people we can touch through our computer forensics work, the better prepared we all are to fight cybercrime.”
The DIBR is now in its fifth year of publication, and this year’s edition analyzes 855 data breaches involving more than 174 million compromised records – the second-highest data loss that the Verizon RISK (Research Investigations Solutions Knowledge) team has seen since it began collecting data in 2004. Verizon was joined by five organizations that contributed data to this year’s report: the United States Secret Service, the Dutch National High Tech Crime Unit, the Australian Federal Police, the Irish Reporting & Information Security Service and the Police Central e-Crime Unit of the London Metropolitan Police.
Verizon, through its Terremark subsidiary, helps organizations protect their core asset: data. The company does this through a robust suite of security services -- including governance, risk and compliance solutions; identity and access management solutions; investigative response; data protection and threat management services; and vulnerability management services -- delivered in the cloud or on premises. For more information on Verizon Security Services, click here. For ongoing security insight and analysis from some of the world's most distinguished security researchers, read the Verizon Security Blog.
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