Defense-in-depth strategy can help organizations counter surging levels of cybercrime.
Although exact figures won’t be tallied for another couple of months, most security analysts expect 2021 to rank as perhaps the worst year ever for cybercrime. With data breaches, ransomware attacks, phishing scams and malware infections all increasing at a record pace, global damages from cybercrime are expected to reach more than $6 trillion by the end of the year — six times more than in 2020.
Don’t expect cybercriminals to take a vacation in 2022.
“The sophistication and scale of cyberattacks will continue to break records, and we can expect a huge increase in the number of ransomware and mobile attacks,” said Maya Horowitz, VP of Research at Check Point Software.