Don't Forget About DDoS
Verizon said that DDoS attacks and incident data has been plentiful over the last several years when the company has conducted its research report. This year, Verizon added 21,409 DDoS incidents to its dataset this year, but acknowledged that the incident count itself isn't critical because it's difficult to identify distinct and separate attacks as opposed to one hacker that may be starting and stopping and restarting.
The prevalence of DDoS incidents and attacks, nevertheless, remains high. Most DDoS attacks only last minutes, however, and the attack strength of these types of attacks has been declining. Still Verizon suggests ensuring that a customer is armed with DDoS mitigation services.