Verizon releases first-ever data breach digest with security case studies

Verizon is known for its huge annual Data Breach Investigations Report, but this morning it released a less data-heavy digest organized by case study.

The digest tells the stories of 18 common scenarios that many attacks fall into, and is intended to be used at a higher level than than the full data breach report, as well as for end user training and security awareness.

“Everyone is told by their company, ‘Do this, don’t do that’ and they may not understand why,” said Chris Novak, director of investigative response team at Verizon. “This digest explains the why.”

According to Novak, the digest is based on 1,175 forensic organizations that Verizon has conducted over the past three years.

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