Heimdal CyberSecurity & Threat Intelligence Report 2021
It should come as no surprise that 2021 will be recalled as one of the most disrupting years in the history of cyber-attacks, with ransomware causing mayhem on companies and governments, as well as essential infrastructure, on a scale never previously seen.
Looking Back at 2021
The “new normal” foisted upon organizations as they accommodate a remote workforce has left them vulnerable to new attack vectors and facing huge alterations in the threat landscape, according to our annual Threat Report.
Worms, Trojans, and Ancillary malware binaries/support libraries malware were the ones our SOC Team encountered most often. Although these varieties of malware often appear legitimate, they are actually designed to destroy, disrupt, or steal data, and they can easily seize control of a device.
When we looked more closely at how the cybersecurity landscape altered in 2021, we couldn’t help but notice that our clients have successfully been safeguarded from major cyber events thanks to our unified corporate security suite.
Without further ado, here’s a sneak peek of what Heimdal’s 2021 CyberSecurity & Threat Intelligence Report brings to the table. We tackled the main areas of last year’s cybersecurity interests by putting together a list of:
- Most Important Attacks
- Most Dangerous Threats
- The 2021 Malware to Watch Out for
- Cybersecurity Predictions for 2022
In 2021 we witnessed the rise of ransomware as the greatest immediate cyber danger across the globe.
While ransomware is not a new issue, high-profile assaults, like the one that hit the US Colonial Pipeline, have brought it to the attention of the general public, board members, and political officials.
Such attacks highlight the importance of enhancing cyber resilience across society; nevertheless, cybersecurity requires more than just precautions; it is also critical to educate employees and the broader public about cyber protection and how to stay safe from such threats.
If you want to know more about what 2022 might bring in terms of cybersecurity you should read Morten’s article on the top trends we’ll see in cybersecurity.