Reviewing the 2017 Verizon DBIR (Robert Hurlbut)

Amherst Security Group (AmherstSec)
Amherst Security Group (AmherstSec)
Public group

Paragus IT

112 Russell St · Hadley, MA

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Paragus IT, 112 Russell St, Hadley, MA

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The 10th annual 2017 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) was released in late April, 2017. This year's report highlighted big threats of which the industry is already aware, such as ransomware, as well as under-the-radar threats like pretexting, which can be extremely dangerous in certain situations.

The data in the 2017 Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report (DBIR) was gathered from 65 organizations across the world, including analysis of 42,068 incidents and 1,935 breaches from 84 countries. And, unlike last year's DBIR, this year Verizon focused more on each industry vertical and the specific threats each faced.

This session will present some highlights from the Verizon DBIR findings as well as some recommendations for mitigating the issues found in the report. Ideally, this session will also be interactive with everyone contributing their own experiences and seeing how they match with this year's report.

To review the report before the meeting, download it here: 2017 Verizon DBIR ( (direct pdf file).


Robert Hurlbut is the owner of Robert Hurlbut Consulting Services and is an independent software security consultant and trainer with 30 years of industry experience in secure coding, software architecture, and software development. He speaks at user groups, national and international conferences, and provides training for many clients. Robert leads the Boston .NET Architecture Group in Waltham, MA and the Amherst Security Group in Hadley, MA. You can find Robert on Twitter at ( and at his blog at (

Robert has led the Amherst Security Group since September, 2015.

Venue and Food:

We are meeting at 6:30 pm at Paragus IT at 112 Russell St, Hadley, MA. Pizza and soda to be provided.