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.

Know what your
business is up against.

82%

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

13%

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

62%

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.

Arm Yourself with Information

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

Data by the Slice

View breach insights by segments with this interactive tool.

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2022 DBIR: Leadership Panel Discussion

May 24 , 2022

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

May 24 , 2022

Join our panel of cybersecurity experts as they discuss key findings—and what they mean for the cybersecurity industry.

2022 DBIR CISO Panel

May 24 , 2022

Our panel of authors and CISOs discuss the 2022 Data Breach Investigations Report and how the changing cyber threat landscape requires organizations to react quickly. 

DBIR: 15th Anniversary

May 24 , 2022

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.

2022 DBIR for Public Sector

June 10 , 2022,  1 PM  ET

Cybercrime sometimes comes in unexpected forms. Join our panel of federal cybersecurity experts for an in-depth look at some of the key findings of the 2022 report.

2022 DBIR for Small Business

June 10 , 2022,  2 PM  ET

New cyber threats emerge every day, posing potential harm. Join our panel of DBIR authors as they discuss threats affecting small businesses.

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Find snapshots by sector.

2022 DBIR Small Business Snapshot

Even small businesses face big risks. Read our cybersecurity tips to help keep your organization secure. 

2022 Public Sector Snapshot

Public Sector is no place for cybersecurity risk. Discover new ways to protect your organization while you serve the public. 



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2021 Data Breach Investigations Report

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2020 Data Breach Investigations Report

With insights from 3,950 breaches, our 2020 DBIR provides the knowledge you need to help improve your business cybersecurity.

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2019 Data Breach Investigations Report

Help minimize risk by staying informed. Read our rigorous investigation of cyber threats in the 2019 DBIR.

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