2022 Data Breach
Investigations Report

Gain vital cybersecurity insights from our analysis of over 23,000 incidents and 5,200 confirmed breaches from around the world—to help minimize risk and keep your business safe.

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business is up against.


of breaches involved the Human Element, including Social Attacks, Errors and Misuse.


increase in Ransomware breaches—more than in the last 5 years combined.


of incidents in the System Intrusion pattern involved threat actors compromising partners.

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security awareness.

2022 DBIR Executive Summary

This year’s 15th iteration of our report is powered by 87 contributing organizations—the highest number yet.

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Learn from the data breach patterns we’ve analyzed over the last 15 years.

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2022 DBIR: Cybercrime knows no borders.

Explore cybersecurity threats across the globe. This discussion will be led by Sampath Sowmyanarayan, Chief Revenue Officer, Verizon Business; Nasrin Rezai, Chief Information Security Officer, Verizon; Alex Pinto, Lead Author of the DBIR; and Christopher Novak, Global Director, Verizon Threat Research Advisory Center, who will also host.

2022 DBIR Key Findings

Join our experts to learn about the surprising findings in this year’s DBIR and how you can use it to improve your organization’s overall security posture.

2022 DBIR CISO Panel

Listen in as our panel of authors and CISOs discuss how the cyberthreat landscape can change dramatically at a moment’s notice, requiring organizations to react quickly.

2022 DBIR: 15th anniversary—Evolution of the report

Learn about the history of the DBIR, from the initial idea to becoming one of the most invaluable insights into cybercrime trends worldwide across industries..

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Find DBIR snapshots by sector.

2022 DBIR: Manufacturing

Manufacturing continues to be a lucrative target by criminals. Learn the most common tactics used against Manufacturing. 

2022 DBIR: Healthcare

Errors are still a cause of breaches in Healthcare. Learn additional tactics used against Healthcare organizations. 

2022 DBIR: Financial

The Financial and Insurance sectors continue to be victimized by financially motivated organized crime. Learn the most common tactics used.

2022 DBIR: Arts and Entertainment

Increase your awareness of the most common tactics used in Arts, Entertainment and Recreation to help prepare your organization. 

2022 DBIR: Energy and Utilities

Increase your awareness of the most common tactics used against Mining, Quarrying, Oil & Gas Extraction + Utilities to help prepare your organization. 

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2020 Data Breach Investigations Report

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2019 Data Breach Investigations Report

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