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This article is part of the November 2013 Vol. 15 / No. 9 issue of Virtualization security dynamics get old, changes ahead
Information security metrics abound, but few reports garner the attention awarded Verizon's Data Breach Investigations Report. The 2103 DBIR, which highlighted China's alleged cyberespionage among other significant breaches, was based on data pooled from 19 organizations worldwide. Marcus Ranum had a bone to pick with one of the "top external actors" charts, fueled by a healthy skepticism he attributes to his college days in statistics class. "[T]hose lectures had the effect of making me hyper-skeptical about any large, round number that's thrown my way," he bloggedin May shortly after the report was released. Where do you see VERIS going in the future? Is this the kind of thing that could eventually become a requirement for regulated industry segments? Marcus J. Ranum, chief security officer, Tenable Security Inc. This month, Ranum digs into some of the industry issues surrounding the report with co-author Jay Jacobs, a senior data analyst on the Verizon RISK team. Exploring and visualizing data is also the topic of an upcoming book -- look for it in ... Access >>>
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