Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report: Employee Cybersecurity Training Still Lagging as Stolen Credentials Rise

The DBIR team examined more than 914,000 incidents and nearly 235,000 data breaches.

James Anderson, Senior News Editor

May 24, 2022

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Cybercriminals are finding exploitable attack surfaces in both humans and technology platforms. That’s according to the latest Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report.

The Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report (DBIR) found that system intrusion is rising in frequency as a cyberattack pattern. The DBIR defines system intrusion as “complex attacks that leverage malware and/or hacking to achieve their objectives including deploying ransomware.” Partner and software updates comprised the most common attack vector for system intrusion, according to Verizon.

At the same time, socially engineered attacks remain immensely common, and the amount of time businesses dedicate to training their employees about cybersecurity doesn’t seem to match the risks.

The 108-page report examines in great depth data breaches and the incidents that cause them. The DBIR team examined more than 914,000 incidents and nearly 235,000 data breaches. Check out the document to see the microtrends within each vertical and each attack pattern.

Channel Futures summarized the main findings from the 2022 Verizon DBIR in the 10 images above.

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James Anderson

Senior News Editor, Channel Futures

James Anderson is a news editor for Channel Futures. He interned with Informa while working toward his degree in journalism from Arizona State University, then joined the company after graduating. He writes about SD-WAN, telecom and cablecos, technology services distributors and carriers. He has served as a moderator for multiple panels at Channel Partners events.

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