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Adversaries successfully breach enterprises largely because of phishing and credential theft, the same techniques that have worked for years.


  • Verizon’s latest treasure trove of incident data also highlights why personal data appears to be stolen with more frequency, what preventive measures are working, and why a ransomware trend not even mentioned in this year’s report may be Verizon’s most alarming finding.

Features and Benefits

  • Understand the scope of Verizon’s DBIR dataset and research, which highlights trends involved in successful enterprise data breaches.
  • Learn why an increase in misconfigurations is creating an opportunity for attackers.

Key questions answered

  • Verizon’s 2020 findings are based on 32,000 incidents and nearly 4,000 confirmed breaches (almost twice as many as last year) from 81 data providers.
  • Verizon blames most misconfigurations on internet-exposed storage enterprises are unable to secure because of either complexity or inexperience.

Table of contents

Omdia view

  • Summary
  • Phishing and credential theft are still hard to thwart
  • Misdelivery and misconfigurations too often go unnoticed
  • Attack paths offer many opportunities to prevent breaches
  • Additional DBIR 2020 highlights


  • Further reading
  • Author