CIRCL takes part in the 2014 Data Breach Investigation Report

CIRCL takes part in the 2014 Data Breach Investigation Report

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  1. Luxembourg, April 24th
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Luxembourg, April 24th

Verizon has just launched the long-awaited 2014 Data Breach Investigation Report (DBIR), which presents the major security trends, threats and attacks for the year 2013. The report’s dataset is made of a total 63,437 confirmed security incidents and 1,367 confirmed security breaches.

The report combines the expertise of 50 public and private organizations from a total of 95 countries around the globe, including Luxembourg with the contribution of the Computer Incident Response Center Luxembourg (CIRCL).

“As CIRCL, it was important for us to take part in such a large scale, trusted and widely read report on the latest security incidents and breaches. We gather everyday a large quantity of figures from Luxembourg but also from around the globe, as we work closely with international incident response teams. In 2013 only and on a national scale, we have processed 35,958 events and conducted more than 1,006 technical investigations. And attacks keep increasing. We are developing a number of tools and services on a regular basis to help companies protect themselves and understand the threats. We also provide a systematic response to incidents », explains Alexandre Dulaunoy from CIRCL.

The DBIR states clearly that 2013 can be remembered as “the ‘year of the retailer breach’, but a more comprehensive assessment suggests it was a year of transition from geopolitical attacks to large-scale attacks on payment card systems”.

The goal of this report is to gather results and analyse the different incidents in order to help the private and public sectors understand the risks they are facing everyday, the incident patterns associated to each industry and some key recommendations to follow.

To get more insight about the facts and figures mentioned above and understand which industries are most affected; what are the incident patterns; who are the victims and what are the top 20 varieties of threats actions over time, just browse through DBIR website:

Luxembourg, May 15th

Following the global launch of the DBIR, Verizon Paris invited Raphaël Vinot from Luxembourg’s national CERT, to present CIRCL’s findings and activities to the local press and a number of experts. Raphael emphasized the importance of information sharing in the detection and handling of incidents. He also gave an overview of the different tools developed by CIRCL in order to facilitate the sharing, such as the Malware Information Sharing Platform (MISP). To see the full presentation, please go to: