Key findings from the DBIR: The most common paths to enterprise estates

Today, Verizon released the 2022 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR), analyzing over 5,212 breaches and 23,896 security incidents.

The report highlights that attackers have four key paths to enterprise estates; credentials, phishing, exploiting vulnerabilities, and malicious botnets.

Hackers can use any of these entry points to gain access to a protected network and launch an assault. Generally, they’ll do this by exploiting the human element (including errors, miuse, and social engineering), which accounted for 82% of intrusions this year.