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Press Release -- March 21st, 2012
Source: Verizon

Verizon to Hold News Conference on March 22 to Highlight Key Findings From Data Breach Investigations Report

NEW YORK – Verizon will hold a news conference on Thursday (March 22) at 11 a.m. Eastern to share top findings and recommendations from the “Verizon 2012 Data Breach Investigations Report,” which will be released earlier Thursday, at 12:01 a.m. Eastern.

WHEN: Thursday, March 22, at 11 a.m.
WHERE: Via conference bridge
U.S. dial-in: 866-803-2143
Participant passcode: DBIR
* For international numbers, see below.
WHO: Bryan Sartin, vice president of the Verizon RISK (Research Investigations Solutions Knowledge) Team
WHAT: The report, now in its fifth year, offers key insights into data breaches around the world. Learn:

  • Why 2011 was the year of the “hacktivist.”
  • How cyberattacks are changing.
  • What can be done to stave off cyberattacks.
BACKGROUND: The “Verizon 2012 Data Breach Investigations Report” (DBIR) analyzes 855 data breaches across 174 million stolen records. In addition to data from Verizon, the report includes data from five law enforcement agencies: the United States Secret Service, the Dutch National High Tech Crime Unit, the Australian Federal Police, the Irish Reporting & Information Security Service and the Police Central e-Crime Unit of the London Metropolitan Police. The landmark report offers unparalleled insight into the nature of cybercrime and data breaches around the world. The report will be available starting Thursday at:

* For country-specific, toll-free numbers, please contact media relations (below).

Media Contacts:
Brianna Carroll Boyle
Nilesh Pritam
+65 6248 6599
Clare Ward
+44 118 905 3501

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