Helping you navigate the ever-changing security landscape: Check Point Research’s 2020 Cyber Security Annual Report

The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion,” as Albert Einstein wrote.  That’s certainly been true of the cyber-security landscape over recent years.  Some of the contours and details may have changed, but the challenge of defending against an ever-growing, evolving range of threats remains.

During 2019, threat actors continually enhanced their cyber weapons, adopted new methods and adapted their attacks to emerging technologies and platforms.  As such, it’s no surprise that the World Economic Forum has once again placed cyberattacks and data theft in its top 10 global risks survey for 2020.

The events of the past 12 months highlighted that no organization, no matter how large or small, is immune from a devastating cyber-attack. We saw mega-scale data breaches that exposed personal details of hundreds of millions of people;  we saw city administrations paralyzed by ransomware.

At the same time, major vulnerabilities continued to be discovered in applications and software used by billions worldwide, further elevating the risk of breaches and attacks. In addition, even the sharp fall in cryptocurrency values did not diminish the popularity and widespread use of cryptomining malware. Overall, the illicit cybercrime economy was estimated to have generated revenues of $1.5 trillion in 2018,[1] and it’s showing no signs of slowing down yet.

So how do organizations make sense of this shifting attack landscape, and defend themselves?  Our 2020 Cyber Security Report is designed to help you. It looks back over 2019’s most talked-about and damaging cyber events, including relevant facts and key learnings from each incident.

The Report also uses our in-depth product and vulnerability research, and our own ThreatCloud threat intelligence to give you a detailed analysis of the cyber-threat trends you need to consider this year.  It then gives our cyber security predictions and expert recommendations on the protective and preventative strategies that will keep you ahead of emerging and new forms of attack. To keep up to date with the latest research, tune in to our new podcast channel cp<radio>.

Download the report to find out how to prevent even the most sophisticated cyber-attacks from damaging your business.

[1] “33 Alarming Cybercrime Statistics You Should Know in 2019,” by Casey Cane, Security Boulevard, November 15, 2019