The cybersecurity answers you want, straight from the experts.

For more than a decade, Verizon has gathered and analyzed threat data from around the world so that information security practitioners can understand the dangers they face.

The findings in the 2018 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) are based on over 53K security incidents and 2,200+ confirmed breaches, provided by more than 60 contributors. Full of nefarious events, the 2018 DBIR offers a first-hand view into current cybercrime trends by studying the impact of malware, DoS attacks, social engineering and other activities across multiple industries.

Some key findings:

  • +28% of attacks involved insiders.
  • 16 minutes elapse before the first click on a phishing campaign. Another 12 minutes go by before the first report to Security.
  • 39% of malware cases involve ransomware, the top variety of malicious software in 2017.

Finally, 94% of incidents analyzed fell into one of nine classic attack patterns. These patterns give you a quick and easy way to assess the biggest risks to your business. That means if you’re commissioning a new app or updating systems, you can build more effective security in from the start.

 

Click here to get the full 2018 Data Breach Investigations Report

There is no such thing as a cyber world devoid of risk. But information is power and understanding the threats you face today can only help you improve your security for the incidents you will face tomorrow.

To best review your business needs, confer with an agnostic technology agent or consultant to gain a deeper overview of the wide range of solutions and how each one fits in with what you’re trying to accomplish. In addition to assisting you with procurement, they can also handle ongoing care.

Comtel Communications is a full-service consulting agency as well as a Verizon Platinum Preferred Partner. As a compliment to its business communications solutions, Simplicity VoIP offers a host of additional cloud and security technologies including Verizon solutions. Our team can help you explore the security options available to protect your business based on key priorities.

About Comtel

Comtel Communications, a telecom/technology consulting agency based in Richmond, Virginia since 1991, provides best-in-class solutions and unbiased counsel to a diverse group of small, medium, and enterprise-level businesses, totaling more than $18.2M in annual billings. Leveraging unique access to 350+ national and international providers, Comtel benefits its clients through competitive quotes from multiple sources, to ensure their business goals are met with current and dynamic telecom and technology services. Acting as a partner, long after contracts are signed and services are deployed, Comtel offers superb back-office support to manage upgrades, track orders, and provide training to clients.

Author: Amy Humphreys

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