This is the blog of Ronald Bartels that wanders on and off the subject of problem management (that is how it started), but it is best described by Ray who says this is Daddy's thoughts! Like the best music is from the Eighties and a wee dram helps in solving most inconveniences.
Results and analysis
The results found in this and subsequent sections within the report are
based on a data set collected from a variety of sources such as
publicly-disclosed security incidents, cases provided by the Verizon
Threat Research Advisory Center (VTRAC) investigators, and by our
external collaborators. The year-to-year data set(s) will have new
sources of incident and breach data as we strive to locate and engage
with organizations that are willing to share information to improve the
diversity and coverage of real-world events. This is a convenience
sample, and changes in contributors, both additions and those who were
not able to participate this year, will influence the data set.
Moreover, potential changes in their areas of focus can stir the pot o’
breaches when we trend over time. All of this means we are not always
researching and analyzing the same fish in the same barrel. Still other
potential factors that may affect these results are changes in how we
subset data and large-scale events that can sometimes influence metrics
for a given year. These are all taken into consideration, and
acknowledged where necessary within the text, to provide appropriate
context to the reader.