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Re: [ISN] Fewer Companies Suffer Security Breaches, But They're Much More Severe

Forwarded from: security curmudgeon <jericho (at) attrition.org>

: http://www.informationweek.com/news/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=202100132
: By Sharon Gaudin
: The number of companies suffering security breaches has dropped over 
: the last two years, but the severity of the breaches has doubled, 
: according to a new study.
: The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) released a 
: study showing that 66% of the 1,070 organizations surveyed said they 
: did not have a security breach in the previous 12 months.

.. that they know of.

: However, while the number of incidents has dropped, the severity of 
: those attacks has gone in the opposite direction.

.. that they know of.

: CompTIA reported that respondents rated the severity level of their 
: security breaches at a 4.8 on a 0 to 10 scale, where 0 is not at all 
: severe and 10 is very severe. Last year the severity rating stood at 
: 2.3 and the year before that it was 2.6.

.. by who's estimation? There is a clear history of companies 
downplaying breaches to save face and customer confidence.

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