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Cybercrime Dipped During Holiday Shopping Season
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Kelly Jackson Higgins
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Kelly Jackson Higgins,
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1/9/2015 | 3:33:25 PM
Re: Suspect numbers
@boconnor, you are spot on that we don't know everything yet. IBM even noted (see below, from the article) that we don't know the whole picture yet: 

And some retailers may not yet know they've been infiltrated with malware, whether it was planted during the holiday shopping season or afterward. "A lot of attacks during the holiday last year were uncovered later," Strand says
boconnor@henryscheinvet.com
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1/9/2015 | 3:28:52 PM
Suspect numbers
Nice article, but I have two problems with it.  First is, and no offense to IBM - a giant in the tech industry, but I do not see IBM as a company I rely on for IT security or IT security information.  Secondly I feel this article may have been written about 4 months too early.  I think no one in IT Security is confident the security incidents from the holidays have been fully reported yet, or will be for months.
RyanSepe
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1/6/2015 | 3:38:44 PM
Patching Pushed Back
That's interesting. It never even crossed my mind that that pushing back of patches due to the holiday season would be a security hole but not its glaringly obvious. But I do think that pushing back patches, though widely practiced, is unnecessary. Change management from planning to implementation in a test environment should drastically cut down on any delays the organization could incur. Not applying necessary patches in the idea that you are saving functionality is just negligent. Its poor planning.
Kelly Jackson Higgins
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Kelly Jackson Higgins,
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1/5/2015 | 4:48:03 PM
Re: Unexpected
I had to think twice when I saw manufacturing, too. My gut is maybe it's because they have skeletal staff during the holidays as well.
Sara Peters
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1/5/2015 | 4:30:59 PM
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Thanks Kelly! Good to know. It's also weird to me that in 2013-14 manufacturing was hit hard during the holiday season. Shows what I know.
Kelly Jackson Higgins
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Kelly Jackson Higgins,
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1/5/2015 | 4:26:01 PM
Re: Unexpected
The retail sample for the holiday season was indeed relatively small, but the overall sample across industries was pretty substantial given IBM's client base. They also used data from the Privacy Clearinghouse on breaches that were reported. 
Sara Peters
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1/5/2015 | 4:23:34 PM
Unexpected
Well this certainly seems to conflict with the common beliefs. I wonder if the sample size is big enough...


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