A New Security Reality

The numbers do not lie – whether internal or external, breaches are inevitable. In today’s environment, the core of any security strategy needs to shift from “breach prevention” to “breach acceptance.” And, when one approaches security from a breach acceptance viewpoint, the world becomes a relatively simple place: securing data, not the perimeter, is the top priority. According to the 2014 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, there were 63,437 reported security incidents and 1,367 confirmed data breaches in 2013. This total represents the highest amount of data breaches over the entire ten-year range of this study.