Apr 16, 2015

2015 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report Released

Earlier this week, Verizon released its annual Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) for 2015. In the DBIR, Verizon, along with about 70 contributing organizations, presents an extensive survey and analysis of patterns and lessons from significant data breaches over the prior year. While the 2015 DBIR offers a broad range of data breach information, among the notable trends observed are the following: 90% of breaches are attributable to miscellaneous errors (29.4%), crimeware (25.1%), insider misuse (20.6%), and lost or stolen devices (15.3%) Among miscellaneous errors, cases of misdelivery and inadvertent posting or publishing of data made up almost half of… Read more