Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report


Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) is published by Verizon and is an unparalleled insight into cybersecurity threats and considered by many to be the most authoritative, data-driven cybersecurity report[1]

The latest version we looked at showed a study of 65 organizations that:

Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (2017) offers up a few security recommendations to help protect web applications, including:

  • Limit the amount of personal data and site credentials stored on web apps or backend databases to the minimum required to run operations, and encrypt the rest
  • Use a Multi-Factor Authentication into web applications that would require completely different attack pattern to compromise than passwords
  • Patch your content management systems (CMS) and plugins, and make sure you get notified of out-of-cycle patches

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