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2021 Updated cybersecurity threat and data breach reports

Just a quick note, but always interesting to use as reference in security discussions with management teams or in security workshops: cybersecurity threat and data breach reports.

I’ve collected them on this blog page:

When new versions are released, I’ll keep the page updated.

Feel free to notify me if you noticed other interesting threat and data breach reports, or updates to the reports posted earlier.

Note-to-self: 2019 …cost of a data breach…

Many InfoSec and data protection or privacy courses reference 3 authoritative yearly reports that show interesting numbers, statistics and trends about breaches year over year.

And these are extremely useful to talk about to your management…

Interesting to know they all have been updated for 2019.

1. Verizon DBIR

(The Verizon Data breach Investigations Report, DBIR) (click the view only option)

2. IBM-Ponemon – Cost of a data breach report 2019

(You can always use the official link and give away your privacy…at

3. IAPP-EY Annual Governance Report 2019

(IAPP members get it for free)

Hint: the IAPP link below also shows reports of previous years.

V2018 also available from the EY website: