2020 Data Breach Investigations Report- Executive Summary

The more you know about the threats you face, the better your chances of keeping your data secure and your name out of the headlines. That is why we create the Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR). This year’s report is the 13th iteration and is powered by 81 contributing organizations—the highest number yet. The DBIR team analyzed 32,002 security incidents, of which 3,950 were confirmed breaches, to create the 2020 DBIR. We have included spotlights on more industries than ever before and added new geographical breakouts of our data.

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