Ransomware is up 13%, an increase as large as the five previous years combined, according to the Verizon DBIR

Credential harvesting and phishing are the top two vectors leading to ransomware. As we say, stop phishing, stop ransomware. 35% of ransomware attacks start with email. If you don't stop phishing, you can't stop ransomware. And stopping phishing starts with preventing malicious and dangerous emails from ever reaching the inbox. 

Other takeaways:

  • 82% of breaches involved the human element. And you want threats in your inbox before they are removed?
  • Phishing remains the top cause of social engineering attacks. Pretexting (Verizon's term for BEC attacks) takes up 27% and the majority of those come from stolen credentials. 

See the full report here