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28% of Data Breaches in 2020 Involved Small Businesses

May 25, 2020

Small Business Trends

Almost a third or 28% of data breaches in 2020 involved small businesses. The data comes from one of the most acclaimed cybersecurity reports in the industry, the Verizon Business 2020 Data Breach Investigations Report (2020 DBIR). Currently, in its 13th year, the DBIR is an industry-standard when it comes to gauging the state of cybersecurity around the world. For this year’s report Verizon analyzed a record total of 157,525 incidents. Of those, 32,002 met the report’s quality standards and 3,950 were confirmed data breaches.