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It takes most hackers less than an hour ot compromise a system

Verizon released its latest Data Breach Invesigation report, in which they analyzed over 100,000 security incidents and 2260 confirmed breaches. The conclusion: attackers are quick and victims are slow. In over 80% of the cases, the targeted organizations didn't know they had been breached for weeks.

The good news: nearly 2/3 of the breaches were due to weak, default or stolen passwords. That's good news because it's something that can be fixed by using multi-factor authentication or even better password construction and protection policies.

Read more here:

http://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/verizon-93-of-compromises-take/

Deb Shinder

Debra Littlejohn Shinder is a technology and security analyst and author specializing in identity, security and cybercrime, utilizing her past experience as a police officer and police academy/criminal justice instructor. She has written numerous books and articles for web and print publications and has been awarded the Microsoft MVP designation for fourteen years in a row.

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