Maintaining a solid security stance in 2022 is a daunting task, especially for smaller IT teams. The world of cybersecurity is evolving at a breakneck pace, and defining what is needed to protect your organization is getting more difficult all the time. It is very easy for an IT organization to get outpaced by current trends in malicious activity.
The Increasing Threat of Ransomware
United States Authorities reported that ransomware payments of approximately $590 million were made during the first six months of 2021, a significant increase compared to the $416 million reported for the whole year of 2020. With the alarming increase of complexity and volume of attacks, the US department of Homeland Security confirmed that ransomware is a major threat to national security. 2022 will see both an increase in the number of ransomware attacks along with more avenues being exploited to inflict an attack. Ransomware-as-a-Service kits are now being bought and leveraged by unexperienced cybercriminals to deploy undetectable attacks across multiple paths.