BrandPost: Verizon 2016 DBIR: Known Attack Methods Remain Security’s Achilles’ Heel
Companies are doubling down on IT security efforts, yet known areas of susceptibility and human error remain the main source of enterprise cyberattacks, according to Verizon’s 2016 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR).
In fact, the latest edition of the Verizon DBIR found that lost or stolen credentials are responsible for 63 percent of confirmed data breaches. The ninth edition of this comprehensive security guide analyzed more than 100,000 security incidents, including 2,260 confirmed breaches from 67 contributing organizations across 82 countries.
Because the same simple mistakes continue to cause most breaches, implementing and enforcing basic security measures is more critical than ever to counteract human error. Companies must begin addressing security proactively, not as an afterthought, in order to effectively mitigate risk, raise user awareness, and embrace the path to complete digital transformation.