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For a third year, Verizon Business has embedded a “Cover Challenge” in its annual Data Breach Investigation Report (DBIR). The challenge is an unspecified puzzle hidden within the document. I finished the puzzle in second place after having placed first last year. Congrats to Dan Caselden on his amazingly fast first place win this year.Read more

Michael Oglesby

Michael Oglesby

The Managing Director at TRUE, Michael specializes in security testing initiatives with vast network and application security assessment experience. He oversees TRUE's team of analysts. Certifications include CISSP, CSSLP, QSA and CNSS 4011-4015. He is also the Verizon 2010 Data Breach Investigation Report Cover Challenge Winner and second place finisher in the 2011 competition.

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For the second year in a row, Verizon Business has encoded a “Cover Challenge” in its annual Data Breach Investigation Report. This year I was the first place winner, submitting the correct solution after 1.5 weeks of puzzling.

Verizon 2010 Data Breach Investigation Report

Knowing about last year’s challenge, I took a quick look at this year’s report and didn’t immediately notice anything puzzle related. A few days later Verizon confirmed on their security blog that there was indeed a cover challenge. Game on.Read more

Michael Oglesby

Michael Oglesby

The Managing Director at TRUE, Michael specializes in security testing initiatives with vast network and application security assessment experience. He oversees TRUE's team of analysts. Certifications include CISSP, CSSLP, QSA and CNSS 4011-4015. He is also the Verizon 2010 Data Breach Investigation Report Cover Challenge Winner and second place finisher in the 2011 competition.

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