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The Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) provides you with crucial perspectives on threats that organizations like yours face. The 12th DBIR is built on real-world data from 41,686 security incidents and 2,013 data breaches provided by 73 data sources, both public and private entities, spanning 86 countries worldwide.

The report covers the following questions:

  • Who is behind the attacks?
  • What actions are being used?
  • Who are the breach victims?

Data breaches continue to make headlines around the world. Seemingly, no matter what defensive measures security professionals put in place, attackers are able to circumvent them. No organization is too large or too small to fall victim to a data breach. No industry vertical is immune to attack. Regardless of the type or amount of your organization’s data, there is someone out there who is trying to steal it. Having a sound understanding of the threats you and your peer organizations face, how they have evolved over time, and which tactics are most likely to be utilized can prepare you to manage these risks more effectively and efficiently.

As security threats and attackers constantly evolve, Information Security professionals may feel attackers are outpacing efforts to stop them. But security professionals and business leaders have powerful tools of their own to deploy against bad actors.

The most important defense is knowledge. By gaining perspective, insight and understanding of the threats they face, organizations can take crucial steps to mitigate them. The DBIR can play an important role in providing up-to-date knowledge. Since 2014, we’ve specified nine incident patterns that comprise the majority of incidents and breaches. Being aware of these can help you configure your security methods and use your budget to address likely threats.

The stakes are high, with organizations’ data, customer base, proprietary business information and trade secrets vulnerable to attacks. Data breaches continue to threaten organizational reputations and finances. But security professionals have the power to meet these challenges.

Get all the details, including industry-specific attack patterns, in the 2019 DBIR.