The 2022 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) provides valuable information on the threats facing organizations today. In collaboration with multiple security entities, Verizon’s annual report offers great insight on the current state of cybersecurity and how to best defend your data against the latest tactics and threats like phishing and ransomware.

The following is a summary of findings that relate to the human element of security and reinstill the importance of being cybersecurity aware through training and testing regularly.

Data Breach Investigation Report

Some of the more alarming statistics indicate hackers, and others with malicious intent, have no qualms preying on human nature. Here’s a look at just a few major data points from the last year:

  • 41% of social engineering breaches involved phishing
  • 82% of breaches involved the human element
  • $60,000 - the median transaction amount of a successful Business Email Compromise
  • 75% of social engineering breaches in North America involved phishing
  • 4.5 confirmed breaches with data disclosure happened every day in North America
  • ~33 million accounts were phished in the last year (more people were successfully phished than live in Texas)

As the data shows, organizations need to be ready for when, not if, an attack or breach targets them. The preparedness process starts with improving employee security awareness.

Social tactics, including phishing, remain a significant threat to our data security. PhishingBox provides tools and resources to help organizations establish and improve employee security awareness. Whether you want a do-it-yourself phishing simulation platform and security awareness training for your entire internal employee staff database, or a fully-managed option through our managed services, we have you covered.

Get started today and protect yourself from tomorrow’s threat.