New Verizon Cybercrime Report

Verizon Enterprise does an annual data breach analysis and it is pretty much a gold standard for information and trends in cybercrime.  This year’s report is chock full of easy-to-digest charts and good information.

I recommend everyone who cares about privacy and data security download and read at least the executive summary.

Most interesting statistics to me were:

  • 61% of breaches involved companies with fewer than 1000 employees
  • 81% of hacking breaches involved weak or stolen passwords

Combining those two findings really makes the case that every company should require 2 factor authentication.