The presentation will discuss a public collection of data collected from public news sources about information security incidents around the world. The presenter will demonstrate how to analyze the data set with free and open-source tools and discuss how organizations can use the results for decision-making in information security.
- Where to find public data about security incidents
- How to analyze that data
- How to use the data in decision making
About Kevin Thompson
Kevin Thompson is a researcher with the Verizon RISK team where he performs research on the ever-changing risk environment, investigates all manner of security incidents, and helps to develop solutions and knowledge based on credible data and analysis. Kevin is one of the researchers working on the wildly popular Data Breach Investigations Report and the underlying VERIS framework. Prior to working for Verizon, Kevin has worked in information security and risk management in higher education, health care, and the U.S. Navy. Kevin is CISSP certified, and is a FAIR certified risk analyst. Kevin also serves on the board of directors for the Society of Information Risk Analysts and is an adjunct faculty teaching information security and risk management at Minnesota State University, Mankato.