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University of Vermont Reports Data Breach, Investigation

U.S. News

UVM officials said Thursday that the breach could lead to malicious use of university usernames and passwords, but say they do not believe any personal information was compromised. WCAX-TV reports the university is requiring everyone to change their passwords as a precaution due to the breach.


Equifax exposes credit services' woeful IT, processes, security

ZDNet

Equifax can't secure its sites and data or respond effectively to a data breach impacting 143 million people. Unfortunately its industry rivals and peers aren't much better. If you were looking to put a credit freeze on your data after the breach, you learned that Equifax's industry is a bit messy too. Unreliable sites riddled with vulnerabilities, phone trees that don't work and sporadic checks to verify your identity are the norm. Equifax debacle: Massive Equifax data breach exposes as many as 143 million customers We tested Equifax's data breach checker -- and it's basically useless Equifax's credit report monitoring site is also vulnerable to hacking Equifax's big fat fail: How not to handle a data breach CNET: Find out if you were one of 143 million hacked Later Monday, we learned that Equifax's credit monitoring site has an XSS vulnerability.


76% Of IT Security Breaches Are Motivated By Money First

Forbes - Tech

These and many other fascinating insights are from the 11th edition of Verizon's 2018 Data Breach Investigations Report. The report is available for download here (PDF, 68 pp., no opt-in). Verizon has taken a rigorous data-driven approach to analyzing security breaches and incidents, providing insights not available in any other research study on security. The depth of analysis and insights gained to make this report noteworthy for anyone interested in Zero Trust Security (ZTS), Next-Gen Access and enterprise IT security. Verizon finds there has been over 53,000 incidents and 2,216 confirmed data breaches this year.


Verizon: 68% of data breaches take months to discover

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In a study of over 53,000 security incidents including 2,300 confirmed data breaches across 65 countries, Verizon has unveiled its 2018 Data Breach investigation report (DBIR). The report revealed that data breaches have risen significantly in this past year, with 39% of respondents having reported malware-related breaches – double that of last year's Verizon DBIR. Further, interestingly, the report found that these attacks often go undetected for prolonged periods of time, with over two thirds (68%) of companies having taken months or even years to discover breaches, despite it taking just minutes to compromise sensitive data in 87% of attacks. "Businesses find it difficult to keep abreast of the threat landscape and continue to put themselves at risk by not adopting dynamic and proactive security strategies," says George Fischer, President of Verizon Enterprise Solutions. Rashmi Knowles, EMEA Field CTO of RSA Security argues that companies failing to invest and update their security strategies will continue to be susceptible to common and growing cybercrime, such as identify theft, with stolen credentials being the most successful attack method according to this year's DBIR.


The available metrics in cvms

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Overall metrics simply look at whether a prediction is correct or not. Currently, cvms only has the Overall Accuracy. The Macro/Average metrics are based on one-vs-all evaluations of each class. Once done for all classes, we average the results. Note that this is sometimes referred to as one-vs-rest, as it is the current class against the rest of the classes.