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2011 The Year of the Breach - The IBM X-Force Threat Report

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Earlier today the IBM X-Force Security Research Team released their twice annual security threat report.  In this special edition of the IT Security Podcast Caleb talks with Tom Cross and Bryan Casey to understand the report, its findings and the implications to your security strategy moving forward. 

..... An explosion of breaches occurred in 2011 with continuing, near daily new reports, marking this year as “The Year of the Security Breach.” These breaches have been notable not just for their frequency, but for the presumed operational competency of many of the victims. The environment is changing: the boundaries of business infrastructure are being extended – and sometimes obliterated – by the emergence of cloud, mobility, social business, big data and more, while the attacks are getting more and more sophisticated, often showing evidence of extensive pre-operation intelligence collection and careful, patient, long term planning. The repercussions of these attacks are large enough to move security discussions out of technical circles and into the board room....