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Posted: Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Information Security Awareness: More from the Verizon 2018 Data Breach Investigation Report

Verizon reports that educational institutions reported 101 breaches and 292 incidents over the past year. Of these, 81 percent were external, 19 percent internal. Personnel information was breached in 72 percent of the cases, and 11 percent involved breached medical information. Social engineering is the favored tactic. The report also indicates that “sensitive research” (“sensitive” is not defined) is at risk, with 20 percent of attacks launched as espionage. Verizon also reports that 11 percent of the total attacks in the education industry were carried out for “fun.”

Submitted by: Melissa J. Miszkiewicz
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Friday, May 11, 2018