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Introduction

The 2019 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report shows that attackers are driven by financial motivations, perhaps now more than ever before, with just two unique tactics used in most successful breaches.

Highlights

  • More often than not, attackers perpetrate breaches to obtain data assets with monetary value. What’s changed is that attackers are increasingly going after high-value targets, especially corporate executives, seeing to compromise their often-unchecked privileges to accelerate the breach process.

Features and Benefits

  • Summarizes key findings of the 2019 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report.
  • Understand that 71% of breach incidents were found to be financially motivated, and attackers remain motivated to obtain data assets with monetary value.

Key questions answered

  • What percentage of of breach incidents were found to be financially motivated?
  • What are the key findings of the 2019 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report?

Table of contents

Ovum view

  • Summary
  • Show me the money
  • Easy to perpetrate, hard to detect
  • Web payments, outsiders, and nation states

Appendix

  • Further reading
  • Author

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