Today Verizon published the latest 2020 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR). What sets the DBIR apart is that it combines breach data from multiple sources using the common industry collection, VERIS, a third-party repository where threat data is uploaded and made anonymous. This gives the report a solid authoritative voice, which is one reason why it’s frequently quoted by the security community. Report citations also come from vendor telemetry sources, so it is also a bit self-referential.
I look at overall SMB and ransomware trends, along with the declining popularity of malware in favor of more web app exploits. You can read more about these trends in my blog for Avast.