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Verizon – 2020 Data Breach Investigations Report

Verizon 2020 Data Breach Investigations Report – “Here we are at another edition of the DBIR. This is an exciting time for us as our little bundle of data turns 13 this year. That means that the report is going through a lot of big changes right now, just as we all did at that age. While some may harbor deeply rooted concerns regarding the number 13 and its purported associations with mishap, misadventure and misfortune, we here on the team continue to do our best to shine the light of data science into the dark corners of security superstition and dispel unfounded beliefs. With that in mind, we are excited to ask you to join us for the report’s coming-of-age party. If you look closely you may notice that it has sprouted a few more industries here and there, and has started to grow a greater interest in other areas of the world. This year we analyzed a record total of 157,525 incidents. Of those, 32,002 met our quality standards and 3,950 were confirmed data breaches. The resultant findings are spread throughout this report. This year, we have added substantially more industry breakouts for a total of 16 verticals (the most to date) in which we examine the most common attacks, actors and actions for each. We are also proud to announce that, for the first time ever, we have been able to look at cybercrime from a regional viewpoint—thanks to a combination of improvements in our statistical processes and protocols, and, most of all, by data provided by new contributors—making this report arguably the most comprehensive analysis of global data breaches in existence…”

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