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Monday, March 01, 2010

Verizon Offers Up Its Data Breach Framework

Verizon Business here today released to the public its framework for gathering and analyzing forensics data from a data breach that is the basis for its comprehensive annual data breach reports.  The hope is that the framework will facilitate more cooperation and data-sharing among breach victim organizations.

“When our investigators are conducting a forensics investigation, they use this tool to collect, aggregate, analyze, and report… It becomes our data breach investigation report,” says Wade Baker, director of risk intelligence for Verizon Business.

Aside from offering a common format for reporting and sharing that data, the hope is that such a framework will facilitate and help organizations share breach information so investigators can find common threads among attacks and attackers, for instance.

VerIS—which is available today via a free download—can be used to supplement an organization’s existing methods for collecting attack data and analysis, or as a replacement.

Verizon’s Baker says half of all incidents his firm has investigated during the past couple of years have been related in some way.

Posted on 03/01