2011 Data Breach Report Reveals More Vulnerable Targets, But Eases Cloud Security Fears

by Vaughn Morrison

Verizon’s RISK Unit worked with the U.S. Secret Service and the Dutch High Tech Crime Unit to prepare their annual Data Breach Investigation Report. The findings are summarized below.

Less Theft, But More Painful? – According to the study, the total number of records compromised through data breach decreased significantly compared to last year’s numbers. Unfortunately, this decrease is allegedly attributable in large part to a shift in target victims: fewer big companies, which yield larger results but are more difficult

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