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Cybersecuritiy is one of the cornerstones of the modern age. Each and every device that interfaces with external structures is suitable to fall victim to an attack. Inthis section, you'll be reading the lates news and in depth analysis concerning cybersecurity, attacks, solutions and best practices we all should be aware of.
The average cost of recovering from a ransomware attack has more than doubled in the past 12 months, from an average of $761,000 in 2020 to $1.85 million in 2021, according to global research from Sophos. "The State of Ransomware 2021" report surveyed 5,400 IT decision-makers at mid-sized organizations in 30 countries across Europe, the Americas, Asia-Pacific, and Central Asia, Middle East, and Africa. While the amount of companies falling victim to an attack has dropped — from 51% of respondents in 2020 to 37% in 2021 — the results reveal worrying growing trends, especially in terms of the impact of a ransomware attack.
By 2024, cybersecurity spending is expected to exceed $200 billion a year as the market shifts to cloud-based security.
A massive attack on the Microsoft Exchange Server opened another chapter in the current global cybersecurity crisis in March 2021. According to Microsoft, only on-premise environments have been invaded; the online version of the Exchange Server is not vulnerable. The Microsoft Threat Intelligence Center (MSTIC) attributes this attack to HAFNIUM, a group sponsored by the Chinese state. This is the second massive cyberattack incident in less than four months. At the end of 2020, one of the most complex and longest-running attacks came to the fore; its initial target was the Orion platform, developed by SolarWinds. The invasions ended up compromising the systems of several U.S. state government agencies and private companies.