2024 Data Breach Investigations Report

Learn about the latest trends in real-world security incidents and breaches—to help protect your organization and help you evaluate potential updates to your security plan.

Top takeaways

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

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of breaches involved the exploitation of vulnerabilities as an initial access step, almost triple the amount from last year’s report

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of breaches involved a non-malicious human element, like a person falling victim to a social engineering attack or making an error

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of financially motivated incidents involved ransomware or extortion, with a median loss of $46,000 per breach

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of breaches involved a third party or supplier, such as software supply chains, hosting partner infrastructures or data custodians


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2023 DBIR

Read our detailed analysis of 16,000+ global security incidents to help strengthen your cybersecurity awareness. Download the report.

2022 DBIR

Gain vital insights from our analysis of 23,000+ cybersecurity incidents from around the world.  Download the report.

2021 DBIR

Learn when to engineer security solutions and when you can rely on your security operations.  Download the report.

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