This industry saw a wide array of different types of breaches, including Cyber-Espionage, Privilege Misuse and Crimeware. There were also a large amount of phishing and pretexting attacks that were financially motivated—and accomplished via social engineering tactics.
63% - 95% Financial
8% - 43% Espionage
0% - 17%Convenience
0% - 9%Other
More espionage than elsewhere
As with many other sectors, Espionage motivated a considerable number of breaches. The outcomes were split about evenly between confirmed data breaches, in which the confidentiality of data was compromised, and potential data disclosures, which, though less serious, still reveal vulnerability in your system.
Better training means less vulnerability.
Attacks and errors on an organization’s boundaries accounted for a high number of breaches, with phishing attacks to capture credentials and misconfigured systems as some of the top causes of data breaches. With the right personnel training and process improvement, you can limit these vulnerabilities.
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Accomodation and Food Service
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation
Financial and Insurance
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Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
Transportation and Warehousing
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