Understanding the threats can help you manage risk effectively.
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between them and your organization's data: you and your security
teams, with the insight, perspective, and tools to take action. You'll find that all right here.
A report built on a substantial data set from many sources.
Summary of Findings
Survey actors, motivators, attack paths and targets.
Results and Analysis
Take a deep dive into this year’s data set.
Incident Classification Patterns & Subsets
Nine basic incident patterns which share characteristics.
Data Breaches, Extended Version
Explore vulns before breaches – and actions after.
Understand attack vectors and vulns by industry.
Review 2018's noteworthy security events by month.
See how we collect, analyze, and present data.
Explore our security report archive.
2018 Data Breach Investigations ReportRead the 2018 report
Within the 53,000+ incidents and 2,200-odd breaches you’ll find real takeaways on what not to do, or at the very least, what to watch for.
2017 Data Breach Investigations ReportRead the 2017 report
Understanding the threats you face is the key to effective cybersecurity. The 2017 DBIR revealed the biggest threats in your sector and what you can do to mitigate them.
2016 Data Breach Investigations ReportRead the 2016 report
What were the biggest threats in the 2016 report? The nine incident classification patterns we identified in 2014 reigned supreme. Get our advice on how to mitigate the risks.