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2023 Data Breach Investigations Report

Keep your security plan up to date and help protect your organization—with access to in-depth analysis on recent cyber threats and data breaches.

Know what your business is up against.

Here’s a preview of some of the new cybersecurity data uncovered by this year’s DBIR.

83%

of breaches involved external actors—with the majority being financially motivated.

74%

of breaches involved the human element, which includes social engineering attacks, errors or misuse.

50%

of all social engineering attacks are pretexting incidents—nearly double last year’s total.

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2023 DBIR Executive Summary

This year’s report includes data and insights from 5,199 confirmed breaches.

2023 DBIR Key Insights

Learn seven important takeaways that can help protect your organization.

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Read DBIR insights by industry.

2023 DBIR: Public Sector


Mitigating cybersecurity risk is crucial in the Public Sector. Discover new ways to help protect your organization.

2023 DBIR:
Manufacturing

Manufacturing companies continues to be a lucrative target for hacking by external actors. Learn more in the 2023 DBIR Manufacturing snapshot.

2023 DBIR:
Healthcare

Healthcare and Social Assistance organizations are being targeted at an alarming rate. Learn more in the 2023 DBIR Healthcare snapshot.

2023 DBIR:
Retail

Being in Retail means your business has the additional responsibility of protecting payment card data, and criminals know this. Learn more in the 2023 DBIR Retail snapshot.

2023 DBIR:
Energy and Utilities

Mining, Quarrying, Oil & Gas Extraction and Utilities companies are seeing complex attacks on their technology. Learn more in the 2023 DBIR Energy and Utilities snapshot.

2023 DBIR:
Finance

Bad actors are gaining access to important Finance and Insurance company data without much effort. Learn more in the 2023 DBIR Finance snapshot.

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2022 DBIR

2022 DBIR

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