The breaches of 2018 were vast and widespread, affecting businesses from fast food to department stores to airlines with record amounts of data being lost. If you look at just the breaches I referenced in the previous article, total PII records counts are over one billion in the United States.
During the holiday season people logged on to make purchases through online retailers, like no other time of the year. While there was significant growth in many segments of society on a global scale in 2018, we also saw a significant increase in online retail breaches where personally identifiable information was compromised at an alarming rate.
In recent years there have been numerous articles written to contest the effectiveness of the Cyber Kill Chain Model as it currently exists. The intent of this article is in no way to disavow or be critical of the work put into creating the Cyber Kill Chain by the LM-CIRT.