The 2021 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR)
provides valuable information on the threats facing organizations today. The DBIR is produced by Verizon with a collaboration of many security entities. The following is a summary of finding that relate to the human element of security.
Through the analysis from Verizon, and the report contributors, several threats emerge. Some of the results are outlined below.
36% of breaches involved phishing
95% of business email compromise (BEC) losses were between $250.00 and $984,855.00
85% of breaches involved a human element
35% of breaches in North America involved social engineering
70% of breaches in Asia Pacific involved social engineering
69% of breaches within Public Administration sector involved social engineering
86% of breaches within Mining, Quarrying, and Oil & Gas Extraction sector, involved social engineering