Verizon Report: Ransomware, Human Error Among Top Security Risks

2022’s DBIR also highlighted the far-reaching impact of supply-chain breaches and how organizations and their employees are the reasons why incidents occur.

Ransomware, supply-chain threats and how organizations and their employees are their own worst enemy when it comes to security are some of the key takeaways of Verizon’s annual report on the last 12 months of cyber-attacks.

The 2022 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) published Tuesday provided some stark news for organizations aiming to secure themselves against threats that can result in system compromise and the loss of data, resources, money, time and/or all of the above.

The researchers behind the report–Gabriel Bassett, C. David Hylender, Philippe Langlois, Alex Pinto and Suzanne Widup–observed that the last few years have been “overwhelming” for everyone, without citing the obvious factors, i.e., the pandemic and the start of the war in the Ukraine right on its heels.

However, what the report’s custodians care most about is data related to the occurrence security incidents and breaches–with the former being any compromise of an information asset, and the latter exposure of data to unauthorized parties. And in 2021, researchers found that both experienced an unprecedented soar in occurrence.

“The past year has

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