Verizon's 2013 Data Breach Investigative Report Lacks Mobile Data

Verizon's annual Data Breach Investigative Report is out, adding in the resources of 19 law enforcement organizations from around the globe. While the report is a treasure trove of information about who is likely to be committing data breaches, it lacks data specific to breaches involving mobile devices.

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With respect to mobile devices, obviously mobile malware is a legitimate concern. Nevertheless, data breaches involving mobile devices in the breach event chain are still uncommon in the types of cases Verizon and our DBIR partners investigate. However, we do expect them to make more of an appearance in our data as mobile payment systems continue to become more common. The “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) trend is a current topic of debate and planning in many organizations. Unfortunately, we don’t have much hard evidence to offer from our breach data. We saw only one breach involving personally-owned devices in 2011 and a couple more in 2012. We’ll keep watching.