Dear ISSA-BE Member,
Dear Security Professional,
Data breaches continue to plague organizations worldwide and Verizon, this year again in collaboration with the U.S. Secret Service and new this year, the National High Tech Crime Unit of the Netherlands Policy Agency (KLPD) - continue to analyze them.
Once again, Verizon is very glad to share their newest research into the world of data breaches: “the Verizon 2011 Data Breach Investigations Report” (DBIR) with you. We will do so in print as well as face-to-face, if you are available.
On 10th May, Wade Baker, director of risk intelligence for Verizon and creator, author and primary analyst for Verizon’s DBIR series, is presenting the analysis, findings and recommendations of the 2011 DBIR at an ISSA-BE event… and you’re invited.
Venue: Verizon, Ubicenter, Philipssite 5, 3001 Leuven
Time: 10th May, 6 p.m. – 8.45 p.m. (networking until 10 p.m.)
Registration: free but mandatory (whether you are an ISSA-BE member or not)
Should you not be available or wish to prepare for Wade Baker’s visit on 10th May, feel free to download a soft copy of the 2011 DBIR now.
Some of the 2011 DBIR key findings:
- 92% stemmed from external agents;
- 97% of breaches were avoidable through simple and intermediate controls;
- 89% of victims subject to PCI-DSS had not achieved compliance;
- 50% utilised some form of hacking
- 49% incorporated malware
We hope to see you on 10th May!
Tom Van den Eynde
ISSA-BE Membership & Communication Officer
Bio Wade Baker:
Wade Baker is the director of risk intelligence for Verizon. In this role, he oversees the collection, analysis and delivery of data relevant to understanding and managing information risk. Baker has nearly 15 years of experience in the IT and security field, with a background spanning technical, research, development and managerial roles. Prior to his tenure at Verizon, Baker was an independent consultant and spent five years on the faculty of two major research universities, most recently in the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech.
A researcher at heart, Baker’s work on various topics has been published in a number of academic journals, professional magazines, industry reports and books. Baker is the creator, author and primary analyst for Verizon’s Data Breach Investigations Report series.