Verizon published its 2022 Data Breach Investigations Report where it analyzed over 23,000 incidents and 5,200 confirmed cyber breaches from around the world.

Cybersecurity breaches in healthcare hit a high last year, compromising a record volume of patient data. External threats like ransomware continue to drive concerns in the industry, with stressors like chronically underfunded security measures, the potential for Russian cyberattacks and the rise of an “exceptionally aggressive” ransomware group in 2022.

However, the Verizon report suggests organizations should be taking a hard look at their internal protocols as well, given employees account for almost two-fifths of breaches.

Verizon’s Data Breach Investigations Report relies on data collected from organizations that were victims of cyber incidents from November 2020 through October 2021.

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