Categories Articles

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.

Share
Published by
Deb Shinder

Recent Posts

What’s next in the evolution of biometrics and facial recognition technology?

Facial recognition technology has matured to the point of being reliable — for better or for worse. What does the…

4 mins ago

Locking down your Exchange server with cipher suites

Cipher suites are a set of algorithms you need to secure your environment, either by using SSL and TLS. Here’s…

3 hours ago

AI cyber risks: What to look out for when deploying AI technology

Artificial intelligence has greatly improved modern life. But businesses must recognize that AI cyber risks exist and take appropriate measures.

20 hours ago

Review: Office 365 synchronizing and administration tool CiraSync

CiraSync offers an enterprise solution for syncing global address list contacts and calendars to smartphones and other mobile devices. Here’s…

1 day ago

HIPAA IT compliance: Privacy and security rules you must know

HIPAA is the mandatory health regulation that must be followed strictly. But if you’re an IT pro in the health-care…

1 day ago

Exchange in-place upgrade? Sorry, folks, just say no!

An Exchange in-place upgrade would be a dream come true. But if you try it, you will find yourself trapped…

2 days ago