The Human Factor 2022

Published by Proofpoint

Drawing on insights and data from our products and researchers, the Human Factor tells the story of a year when cybersecurity jumped from the tech page to the front page. Our annual threat report explores user trends from our uniquely people-centric lens. See how vulnerabilities, attacks and privilege are transforming the threat landscape. Here are just a few key findings from this year's report:

  • More than 20 million messages tried to deliver malware linked to eventual ransomware attack. 
  • Over 80% of businesses are attacked by a compromised supplier account in any given month. 
  • Attackers attempt over 100,000 telephone-oriented attacks every day. 
  • SMS-based phishing attempts doubled in the U.S. year over year. 
  • Managers and executives make up only 10% of users, but almost 50% of the most severe attack risk in our data.

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