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This paper provides deeper insight into the threats highlighted during the annual SANS keynote panel discussion at the RSA® Conference 2022. It also includes actionable advice on the critical skills, processes, and controls needed to protect enterprises from these advanced attacks.
Global organizations continue to struggle against the rising tide of application-specific and web-application attacks. In fact, 50% of all sites were vulnerable to at least one serious exploitable vulnerability throughout 2021, according to a new report by NTT Application Security.
In 2021, 576 US organizations fell victim to ransomware. This affected at least 34.1 million records and resulted in a cost of $159.4 billion in downtime alone. Entities may have faced further costs as they offered identity theft protection for affected customers, restored affected computers, and tried to improve their systems to ward off future attacks.
Cybercriminals are taking advantage of the global destabilization by targeting essential industries and common vulnerabilities resulting from the shift to remote working. Healthcare, manufacturing, and finance industries all saw an increase in attacks with these top three sectors accounting for a combined total of 62% of all attacks in 2020, up 11% from 2019.