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According to Verizon research, ransomware breaches grew 13% in the year ending October 2021, more than in the preceding five years combined, with employees being the weakest link in enterprises’ cybersecurity setups.
As per Verizon Business 2022 Data Breach Investigations Report, social engineering attacks were responsible for 25% of the 5,212 data breaches investigated.
According to Verizon, the human aspect accounted for 82 percent of the breaches when combined with the misuse of privileges.
Organized crime was a prevalent topic in worldwide cybersecurity efforts, accounting for almost four out of every five breaches. Increased complexity, visibility, and awareness of nation-state-affiliated cyberattacks have accompanied rising geopolitical tensions.
With 62 percent of system intrusion events originating through an organization’s partner, Verizon also highlighted cybersecurity challenges connected to supply chain constraints.