Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Cybercriminals having easy time cracking corporate networks
Verizon today issued its annual Data Breach Investigation Report, timed for the opening day of the giant Black Hat cybersecurity convention in Las Vegas.

It's not widely known that the telecom giant is home to a crack cybersecurity forensics team. Over the past half dozen or so years, Verizon's cybersleuths have been retained by large organizations to probe more than 900 separate cases of data theft in which some 900 million records were compromised. Based on direct evidence from those hands-on probes of real hacks, Verizon's annual breach report stands apart from other cybersecurity studies, many of which are based on subjective, anecdotal opinions of survey respondents.