Key Concepts and Findings from the 2019 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report

Key Concepts and Findings from the 2019 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report


Rapid7 was once again a proud contributor of our anonymized Managed Detection and Response 2018 incident data to the 2019 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (henceforth referred to as just “DBIR”). Our Rapid7 Labs research team has pored over the 78 (!) pages of insights into the overall breach and incident landscape to identify some key waypoints to help the Rapid7 community navigate through this sea of information.


Before we get to the data, it’s important to note how Verizon has leveled up the DBIR report in a couple of key ways. First, they have added views into the underlying statistical uncertainty in the data they work with. They mention this right up front as they discuss their fresh approach to the way they communicate this uncertainty in their new sloped bar charts: