Security Assessment Tool for the Arts, Entertainment and Recreation Industry

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  • Arts, Entertainment and Recreation organizations were targeted most often through Web App attacks and social engineering-based threats like phishing links in spoofed emails. Accidental breaches also grew, which explains why the percentage of internal actors has grown closer to that of external actors.

  • Total incidents


    The number of security incidents (Nov 2018 to Oct 2019) analyzed in this sector in the 2020 DBIR.

  • Top three patterns

    Web Applications 

    Everything Else 

    Miscellaneous Errors 

    The top trends that emerged from this sector’s data (Nov 2018 to Oct 2019) in the 2020 DBIR.

  • Threat actors 

    67% External 

    67 percent

    33% Internal 

    33 percent

    1% Partner 

    1 percent

    1% Multiple 

    1 percent

  • Actor motives 

    94% Financial 

    94 percent

    6% Convenience 

    6 percent

  • Data compromised 

    84% Personal 

    84 percent

    31% Medical 

    31 percent

    26% Other 

    26 percent

    25% Payment 

    25 percent


  • You might not know you’re under attack

    The top malware attacks involved criminals compromising systems through vulnerabilities on web servers or email phishing attacks to capture app data. These threats are constantly working behind the scenes, siphoning data from your system and spreading ransomware to prevent you from accessing it.

  • The #1 industry for DDoS attacks

    This industry may seem like one with few breaches, but surprisingly, it had the highest rate of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. This may be simply due to online gambling websites being a part of this sector, but it’s smarter to be safe and secure, and not just lucky.

  • See the latest trends in cybersecurity.


    Explore the results of the 2020 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) and see what patterns emerged across the thousands of security incidents, from companies both big and small.


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  • Understanding the threats can help manage risk effectively

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