As expected, last year was marked by innovation from both cybercriminals and security professionals.
In 2021, many cybersecurity incidents caused experts to shake their heads and left businesses, law enforcement agents and government officials in a state of constant catch-up.
Attacks on the supply chain? You bet. The takedown and resurrection of the Emotet botnet? Check. Enhancement of malware techniques to reduce the level of detection on devices? Absolutely. Massive infrastructure breaches that wreaked havoc from the United States to Belgium and beyond? They happened too.
Remote and hybrid working arrangements continued to evolve in the past year and will continue to alter how we work and interact with one another. These new realities opened easier and more lucrative avenues for bad actors to exploit. Phishing attacks across email, text and other communications platforms remain a common first step in breaches.