The 2019 Verizon Data Breach Incident Report (DBIR) has finally arrived. I haven't been this excited about 2019 since New Years Eve! In this blog, I will parse some of the more interesting conclusions from this year’s DBIR and talk about how this report provides guidance to its readers. You can think of this as a how-to for avoiding a similar fate as those who are detailed in the report – you don’t want to risk becoming a part of the DBIR statistics next year!
This year’s report disclosed 41,686 security incidents that were reported for 2018 – 2,013 of those were confirmed data breaches. That equates to 5.51 breaches per day!