Security Assessment Tool for Transportation and Warehousing

Transportation and Warehousing



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  • The majority of threats to Transportation and Warehousing were hacking and social engineering, most often attempted through Web App attacks. That’s no surprise with the increase of internet-connected technologies in this industry, such as smart devices.

  • Total incidents


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

  • Top three patterns

    Everything Else 

    Web Applications 

    Miscellaneous Errors 

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

  • Threat actors 

    68% External 

    68 percent

    32% Internal 

    32 percent

  • Actor motives 

    74% - 98% Financial 

    74 percent range

    1% - 21% Espionage 

    21 percent range

    0% - 15% Convenience 

    15 percent range

  • Data compromised 

    64% Personal 

    64 percent

    34% Credentials 

    34 percent

    23% Other 

    23 percent


  • Small mistakes can mean big consequences

    The most common error in this industry was Misconfiguration, which typically occurs when an employee launches a database on the cloud without implementing the proper controls to protect sensitive data. These cases are often found by security researchers, which counts as a breach.

  • Criminals weaponize emails

    Many times, an attacker will try to get personal data through phishing emails or even social engineering over the phone. Once the victim has taken the bait, the attacker will attempt to get data or facilitate a wire transfer. Motivation is usually financial, with the data of choice being personal, followed closely by credentials.

  • 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

    The threats are real, the attackers motivated. But something stands between them and your organizations data: you and your security teams, with the insight, perspective, and tools to take action. You'll find that all right here.

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