The evolution of ransomware in recent months suggests that 2022 won’t be behind in terms of the number of cyberattacks compared to previous years. There are reports, such as that of WatchGuard, which indicate that during the first quarter of the year alone, the volume of attacks of this type increased by two times, which suggests that a record number of attacks will occur by the end of the year.
According to studies, one third of industrial organizations have experienced cybersecurity incidents in the past year, and today these attacks are expected to affect 3 out of 4 companies.
This evolution is not surprising, we only have to review the headlines of the last year: attacks through the Emotet botnet, the Log4Shell vulnerability that brought thousands of companies around the world to their knees, or how countries such as Costa Rica with the Conti ransomware were affected at all levels of their government agencies. According to the IBUX technology services unit of the Heredia Public Utilities Company, in just a few days Costa Rica went from 165th to 77th place among the countries most affected by cyberattacks.
The rise of cybercrime has impacted the global economy to such an extent that the estimated cost of cyberattacks is expected to reach $10 trillion by 2025. As of today, the figure stands at 6 trillion, which translated into GDP would be equivalent to being the third largest economic power after the United States and China.
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At Sofistic we are delighted to announce that the security operations center Sofistic's SOC has recently achieved to be recognized as a member of FIRST, the international association that lists the most relevant cybersecurity incident response teams (CSIRTs, CERTs)...