(Last Updated On: February 22, 2021)

CrowdStrike has announced the coming out of the 2021 CrowdStrike Global Threat Report, which elaborates on the unique insights to the global threat landscape and providing the top practices for organizations that are seeking to heighten their cybersecurity maturity in 2021.

What they found shows supply chain attacks, ransomware, data extortion and nation-state threats, which shows that it is much bigger than ever before. 

These findings show that supply chain attacks, ransomware, data extortion and nation-state threats prove to be even bigger than ever before. On the heels of unprecedented growth in eCrime, CrowdStrike has introduced a new eCrime index (ECX) in this year’s report. 

 The ECX showcases the strength, volume and sophistication of the cybercriminal market, and is updated every week in real-time based on 18 special indicators of criminal activity.

The 2021 Global Threat Report shows that eCrime attacks make up 79% of all intrusions (via hands-on-keyboard activity) which was found by CrowdStrike Falcon OverWatch, the company’s expert team of threat hunters. 

The report also talks about nation-state adversaries infiltrated the network to take over important data looking for coronavirus vaccine research, whereby threat actors have improved strategies to avoid detection and camouflage in networks, tricking their targets multiple times.

CrowdStrike’s Senior Vice President of intelligence, Adam Meyers said, “There is a human being behind every attack, and cyber actors are getting bolder and more astute day-to-day. As such, it’s critical to employ comprehensive cloud-native technology for increased visibility and prevention capabilities including threat intelligence and expert threat hunting to stay one step ahead of modern-day attacks. Additionally, today’s rapidly changing remote work environment highlights that identity protection is central to the defence of any enterprise’s infrastructure. Organizations must take decisive action to control access and protect data in order to outmanoeuvre adversaries.”

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