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This article is part of the May 2012 issue of New security strategies for the bring-your-own-device era
In the information security industry, we’re always hearing about cybercriminals becoming more sophisticated, developing increasingly insidious ways to break into corporate networks. And of course, there’s always a new product out there that will solve the latest threat. While there’s no doubt criminals are developing some pretty sneaky attack techniques – especially against certain organizations like defense contractors -- it turns out that the majority of cyberattacks are far from sophisticated. According to the 2012 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, 96 percent of all attacks weren’t tremendously difficult, and 79 percent of victims were targets of opportunity. So despite all the hand wringing over emerging threats, what happened most often was the old style crime of opportunity: Criminals seized on easily exploitable vulnerabilities to victimize organizations more than specifically targeting a company. While it was too early in April to say how attackers were able to break into Global Payments’ servers, the March 30 breach involving Utah ... Access >>>
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