Learning From the Mistakes of Others Lessons From 855 Data Breaches in 2011

A session at SOS: October Singapore 2012

  • Mark Goudie

Thursday 18th October, 2012

6:30pm to 8:00pm (SMT)

Data breaches continue to plague organizations worldwide. In 2011, 58% of the data stolen was attributed to hactivism, according to the annual 2012 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) by Verizon. The new trend contrasts sharply with the data breach pattern of the past several years - during which the majority of attacks were carried out by cybercriminals whose primary motivation was financial gain. This change represents a significant change in the approach needed by defenders, as there are now three key groups we need to be prepared for.

Key findings included:

79% of the attacks represented in the report were opportunistic;
96% were not highly difficult, meaning they did not require advanced skills or extensive resources; and
97% of the attacks were avoidable, without the need for organisations to resort to difficult or expensive countermeasures.
The presentation will be a combination of statistics coloured by real world war stories from APAC and overseas to illustrate key points.

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Time 6:30pm8:00pm SMT

Date Thu 18th October 2012

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