Authored by: Carolyn Crandall, Chief Security Advocate, Attivo Networks – The Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) is always hotly anticipated by those in the cybersecurity industry, and the 2021 edition is no exception. While last year’s report analyzed data collected before the COVID-19 pandemic had begun in earnest, the 2021 report provides an in-depth look at how attack patterns evolved amid a tumultuous 2020. To create this year’s DBIR, Verizon analyzed nearly 80,000 recorded incidents from 88 countries, providing readers a data-rich breakdown of the state of cybersecurity amid the pandemic.
Authored by: Carolyn Crandall, Chief Deception Officer, Attivo Networks – For those in the cybersecurity industry, the Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) is one of the most anticipated publications of the year. The report always includes interesting data and research, helping to shed light on some of the most important issues facing the cybersecurity industry today. The 2020 DBIR is no exception, but it is also not the only interesting report published within the past several months. FireEye Mandiant has also released its M-Trends 2020 report and its 2020 Security Effectiveness report, and—taken together rather than individually—these new reports provide real insight into the state of the industry. Below, you can find our top 10 takeaways.