Cyber attacks remain security threats in 2013 -- Verizon study


Verizon also advised organisations to make sure that their service providers are taking the necessary steps to avoid any data breach or attacks.

There are also threats involving mobile devices, particularly for lost, stolen and most likely unencrypted mobile devices. Most of the attacks threatening mobile devices would be those in the area of mobile payments for both the businesses and consumers.

"There's a good chance we'll see this shift in 2013, but our researchers think mobile devices as a breach vector in larger enterprises will lag beyond 2013," Baker said.

The Verizon report was based on eight years of data contained in the company's 2012 data breach report which was released early this year, and collected by the company's RISK Team.


Veronica C. Silva

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