The majority of threats to Transportation and Warehousing were hacking and social engineering, most often attempted through Web App attacks. That’s no surprise with the increase of internet-connected technologies in this industry, such as smart devices.
74% - 98% Financial
1% - 21% Espionage
0% - 15% Convenience
Small mistakes can mean big consequences
The most common error in this industry was Misconfiguration, which typically occurs when an employee launches a database on the cloud without implementing the proper controls to protect sensitive data. These cases are often found by security researchers, which counts as a breach.
Criminals weaponize emails
Many times, an attacker will try to get personal data through phishing emails or even social engineering over the phone. Once the victim has taken the bait, the attacker will attempt to get data or facilitate a wire transfer. Motivation is usually financial, with the data of choice being personal, followed closely by credentials.
See the latest trends in cybersecurity.
Explore the results of the 2020 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) and see what patterns emerged across the thousands of security incidents, from companies both big and small.
Read specific insights about your industry
Accomodation and Food Service
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation
Financial and Insurance
Mining, Quarrying, Oil & Gas Extraction & Utilities
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
Transportation and Warehousing
Understanding the threats can help manage risk effectively
The threats are real, the attackers motivated. But something stands between them and your organizations data: you and your security teams, with the insight, perspective, and tools to take action. You'll find that all right here.
Ready to see how your company rates?Get your free security rating