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Study: Thieves Shifting Gears

DATA PROTECTION

July 29, 2010

A report conducted by Verizon Business and the U.S. Secret Service shows that, increasingly, criminals are partnering with
insiders to steal company data. The 2010 Data Breach Investigations Report looked at 900 data breaches that compromised 900 million records, finding that 49 percent could be linked to an insider--more than double last year's number, reports SC Magazine. "Organized crime, in general, is looking for a better way in," said Bryan Sartin, director of investigative response at Verizon Business. The study also found that no breaches occurred as a result of system vulnerability, causing the authors to recommend changes in the way many organizations approach security programs.
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