2019 Data Breach Investigations Report

Today, the 12th edition of the Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) has been released. This year's report is built on real-world data from
41,686 security incidents and 2,013 data breaches provided by 73 data sources, both public and private entities, spanning 86 countries worldwide.

It was a honour for BinaryEdge to be part of this report and helping the amazing team behind it in the last couple of months.

Data breaches continue to make headlines around the world. Seemingly, no matter what defensive measures security professionals put in place, attackers are able to circumvent them. No organization is too large or too small to fall victim to a data breach. No industry vertical is immune to attack. Regardless of the type or amount of your organization’s data, there is someone out there who is trying to steal it.


Some key points:

Considering the varieties of data that were disclosed as a result of the data breaches that occurred this year. Personal information is once again prevalent. Credentials and Internal are statistically even, and are often both found in the same breac - Credential theft leading to the access of corporate email is a very common example.


How can we help your organization?

Entity Mapping

We continuously monitor the Public Internet to detect what organizations are exposing on their digital perimeter. This allows us to see when there are different systems exposing data, like databases, networks shares, FTPs, etc.

With our Entity Mapping feature (Enterprise Only) we find all internet exposed assets and dataleaks of a company and provides a comprehensive security risk assesment of your digital perimeter.


Using this capability we were able to help the DBIR team with the list of assets of more than 400 Organizations and access our diferent datasets.

Quick check what you are exposing

You can query our platform for your IP range and see what you are exposing to the Internet, and analyse what should or shouldn't be online.

For example, if you would like to search for databases you could use the following query:

For more examples and fields, please refer to our documentation https://docs.binaryedge.io/search/

How to improve your security?

Some common advice we usually give regarding protecting your data.

  • Check BinaryEdge regulary to see what you are exposing;
  • Read the documentation for your specific data store, most have best practices on how to secure your system;
  • Add Firewall/Security Groups rules so that external/non authorized devices can't access your data via the Internet;
  • Add Authentication/Authorization;