In addition, the DBIR
noted a 50% increased in ransomware attacks compared to last year.
Related: 4 pitfalls to avoid in a cyber insurance policy Verizon's DBIR
found that 1 in 14 users were tricked into following a link or opening an attachment -- and a quarter of those went on to be duped more than once.
The release of new Tenable DBIR
dashboards and Assurance Report Cards (ARCs) removes the burden of compiling and analyzing the data, accelerating adoption of DBIR
recommendations and best practices.
Malware: The DBIR
defines malware as "any malicious software, script or code developed or used for the purpose of compromising or harming information assets without the owner's informed consent)' It played a role in 95% of incidents involving stolen data, according to the DBIR
As always, the DBIR
includes only confirmed data breaches worked either by Verizon or one of the aforementioned agencies.
This year's DBIR
the keystone report's 10th anniversary edition combines up-to-date analysis of the biggest issues in cybersecurity with key industry-specific insights, putting security squarely on the business agenda.
The Verizon DBIR
is one of the most anticipated reports each year because it analyzes and highlights common attack patterns and identifies how often an attack vector results in a successful breach.
identifies the nine threat patterns as: miscellaneous errors such as sending an email to the wrong person; crimeware (various malware aimed at gaining control of systems); insider/privilege misuse; physical theft/loss; Web app attacks; denial of service attacks; cyber espionage; point-of-sale intrusions; and payment card skimmers.
Verizon's Data Breach Investigation Report or DBIR
is a great starting point to understanding the larger data security landscape.
The 2013 DBIR
found that the proportion of incidents involving what is known as hacktivists (those who act out of ideological motivations or even just for fun) held steady; but the amount of data stolen decreased, as many of these hackers shifted to other methods such as distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks.
A key tenet of DBIR
is a focus on the design of interventions that cross levels and settings of education systems.
The 2013 Verizon DBIR
illustrates that both large and SMB companies are equally prone to a cyber attack.