Stolen credentials most common way cyber criminals gain access

Commerce Senior Advisor Marc Berejka talks with Federal Security Spotlight host Tom Temin

wfedstaff | June 3, 2015 9:16 am

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  • The Secret Service and Verizon teamed up to create the most comprehensive data breach investigation report to date. And the results were surprising. Despite an overall decline in data breaches from last year, the report says there was a large increase in the number of insider threats. The most common way cybercriminals were able to gain access into organizations? Stolen credentials. The study points out that most of the breaches would have been avoidable if security basics had been followed. It also says agencies are still sluggish in detecting and responding to cyber attacks.
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