Mid Year Security Report Recap

Found this comprehensive list of recently released mid year security reports on the SecuraBit website:

Verizon 2010 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR)

The big news here is that the DBIR now includes data from the U.S. Secret Service, giving the folks at Verizon more data to work with. The report is very well put together and does a great job of presenting the data it contains, including pointing out where the new influx of data from the Secret Service has impacted the data making trends appear different than they have in past DBIRs. The report is available here.

Akamai State of the Internet Q1 2010

Akamai’s large global network certainly allows them to see a lot of traffic, both normal and malicious. Only the second section of the report deals directly with security, but the rest still makes interesting reading. In addition to attack traffic data, the report also contains information on global connection speeds, US connection speeds and mobile connection speeds. The report is availablehere (registration required).

Ponemone/ArcSight Cost of Cyber Crime Study

This study was sponsored by ArcSight, so there is a good amount of mention of SIEM systems and their benefits. The study still contains some interesting data on how much incidents can actually cost organizations (before, during and after an incident), with good information about the methodology used to arrive at the figures presented. The report is available here (registration required).

Digital Forensics Association “The Leaking Vault”

“The Leaking Vault” takes 5 years of data breach information taken from many different sources include FOIA requests, the Open Security Foundation, the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, Sound Assurance, and the Identity Theft Resource Center. The result is a large amount of data which is sliced and presented in many different ways, providing some interesting incite into data breach notification (and the failures of them in some cases). The report is available here.

Cisco 2010 Midyear Security Report

The Cisco 2010 Midyear Security Report is less numbers focused than the reports listed above, but still interesting. The report is more focused on the changes in enterprises today and how those changes will impact security needs. This includes Mobile Devices, Virtualization and Cloud Computing, Social Media, and Government regulations. The report also includes information on worldwide spam volume. As an added bonus, the report also includes “The Artichoke of Attack” (page 21) which is by far my favorite graphic from any of these reports. The report is availablehere.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s