Ripped from the Headlines What the news tells us about Information Security Incidents presented at BsidesLasVegas 2014

by Kevin Thompson, Suzanne Widup,

Summary : Take a scientific look at information security incidents reported in the public news sources. This talk introduces the VERIS Community Database (VCDB), a research project aimed at gathering news articles about information security incidents, extracting data, and serving as a public repository of breach data suitable for analysis and research. We will discuss how to apply the methodology of the Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) to public data to answer research questions, and how this view of information security incidents differs from the DBIR.