Elevating the Discussion on Security Incidents

Elevating the Discussion on Security Incidents

February 19, 2015


I am not a fan of the way many media sources cite “statistics” on digital security incidents. I’ve noted before that any “statistic” using the terms “millions” or “billions” to describe “attacks” is probably worthless.

This week, two articles on security incidents caught my attention. First, I’d like to discuss the story at left, published 17 February in The Times, titled  detected in Japan doubled to 25.7 billion in 2014. It included the following:

The number of computer attacks on government and other organizations detected in Japan doubled in 2014 from the previous year to a record 25.66 billion, a government agency said Tuesday.

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