Massive data losses, theft of intellectual property, credit card breaches, identity theft, threats to our privacy, denial of service – these have become a way of life for all of us in cyberspace.
In light of the increasing volume and sophistication of cyber threats, the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council 1 (FFIEC) developed the Cybersecurity Assessment Tool (Assessment), on behalf of its members, to help institutions identify their risks and determine their cybersecurity maturity.
Ponemon Institute, jointly developed with Accenture, is pleased to announce the release of the 2017 Cost of Cyber Crime report, Insights On The Security Investments That Make A Difference. The purpose of this research is to quantify the economic impact of cyber attacks and observe cost trends over time.
What if defenders could see the future? If they knew an attack was coming, they could stop it, or at least mitigate its impact and help ensure what they need to protect most is safe. The fact is, defenders can see what’s on the horizon. Many clues are out there–and obvious.
Cyber criminals continue to increase their use of social engineering rather than automated exploits, scaling up people-centered threats and attacks that rely on human interaction. They have found new ways to exploit “the human factor”–the instincts of curiosity and trust that lead well-intentioned people to click, download, install, move funds, and more every day.
Over the last 11 years, there have been various twists and turns, iterations and additions to the DBIR, but our ultimate goal has remained the same–to inform you on the threats you face and to provide support, instruction and encouragement on how best to protect against them.