• 2020 Data Breach
    Investigations Report

    Stay ahead of threats with insights from 3,950 confirmed breaches.

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70%

of breaches were caused by outsiders.

86%

of breaches were financially motivated.

43%

of breaches were attacks on web applications, more than double the results from last year.

27%

of malware incidents can be attributed to ransomware.


What's threatening your industry?

Effective security relies on deploying defenses where they’re needed most. So what’s most at risk for you? And which kinds of attacks do you need to look out for?

Defend your industry.

  • Accommodations

     

    Accommodation and food service

     

     

  • Arts

     

    Arts, entertainment and recreation

     

     

  • Contruction

     

    Construction

     

     

  • Education

     

    Education services

     

     

  • Finance

     

    Financial and insurance

     

     

  • Healthcare

     

    Healthcare

     

     

  • Information

     

    Information 

     

     

  • Manufacturing

     

    Manufacturing

     

     

  • Utilities

     

    Mining, energy and utilities

     

     

  • Store

     

    Other services

     

     

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    Professional, scientific and technical

     

     

  • Public admin

     

    Public administration

     

     

  • Real estate

     

    Real estate, rental and leasing

     

     

  • Retail

     

    Retail

     

     

  • Transportation

     

    Transportation and warehousing

     

     

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Resources

  • DBIR quick hits

    If knowledge is power, this infographic is a quick recharge for your security strategy, with the report’s top insights in an easy-to-consume format.

    View the infographic
  • 2020 DBIR webinar

    Walk through the insights of the 2020 DBIR with our experts to see how cybersecurity threat patterns are changing. The webinar series examines possible implications for your security program.

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Explore our security report archive.

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    2019 Data Breach Investigations Report

    With updated charts and the same rigorous investigation of cyberthreats, the Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) can help you uplevel your security awareness. 

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  • 2018 Data Breach Investigations Report

    2018 Data Breach Investigations 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.

    Read the 2018 report
  • 2017 Data Breach Investigations Report

    2017 Data Breach Investigations 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.

    Read the 2017 report
  • MSI Overview: Explore the full 2020 MSI Online

    2020 Mobile Security Index

    Mobile security insights powered by more than 800 respondents and 11 industry and law enforcement contributors.

    Read the report
  • 2019 Payment Security Report

    2019 Payment Security Report

    Our annual report on payment card security and compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard.

    Read the report