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Top 5 Observations from the 2023 Verizon DBIR

Top 5 Observations from the 2023 Verizon DBIR

In 2023, it’s imperative to know what your business is up against in order to begin securing your data and ensuring the success of your business. With 83% of breaches involving financially motivated external actors, 74% involving a human element of social engineering attacks, errors, or misuse, and 50% (double of last year) of those social engineering attacks being pretexting incidents, it’s been time for organizations to pay attention and get ahead.

In the rapidly evolving landscape of cybersecurity, these stats are not just numbers but an indication of the rising severity of cybercrime. Staying ahead of the latest threats and vulnerabilities is paramount for organizations. The recently published Verizon Database Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) provides valuable insights into the importance of fundamental security measures. 

Below we will detail the 5 most important observations from the report and how the right cybersecurity services can assist organizations in addressing current and potential security failures; including the significance of unique passwords, multi-factor authentication (MFA), user training, timely patching, and more.

  • Combatting Business Email Compromise and Ransomware