The 9th edition of The ENISA Threat Landscape (ETL) report is out, and it lays out the findings of their experts and observers after analyzing what they saw in 2021 including the biggest threats that they see businesses facing today.
To no one’s surprise, ransomware topped the list, climbing up from thirteenth place last year. It was followed by its progenitor malware, falling from the top spot down to number two and cryptojacking which climbed up to number three in 2021 from fifteenth place in 2020.
What does this mean for your business? That building a strong defense against ransomware and mitigating your ransomware risk is more important than it’s ever been before to the continued success of your business – after all, 60% of businesses that are hit by a cyberattack shutter within a year.
Your business isn’t immune to this danger. No business is too small to become the next victim of a ransomware attack – 50% of ransomware attacks in the last 12 months have hit SMBs, and 55% of those ransomware attacks have hit businesses with fewer than 100 employees. ENISA researchers cautioned that small ransoms are popular with cybercriminals because they can get paid without troublesome press coverage.
Be sure that you’ve got the right defenses in place, including a security awareness program like BullPhish ID that helps you defend against ransomware and other cyberattacks to ensure that that your business is ready for whatever cyberthreats you may face in the future.
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