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|Topics||Threats, Malware, Ransomware, Government, Phishing, Network Security, Endpoint Security|
|Older versions||IBM Security X-Force Threat Intelligence Index 2022|
The year 2022 was another tumultuous one for cybersecurity. While there was no shortage of contributing events, among the most significant were the continuing effects of the pandemic and the eruption of the military conflict in Ukraine. Disruption made 2022 a year of economic, geopolitical and human upheaval and cost—creating exactly the kind of chaos in which cybercriminals thrive.
In the IBM Security X-Force Threat Intelligence Index 2023, a comprehensive collection of research data from January to December 2022, IBM tracks emerging trends, attack patterns, and billions of data points to provide valuable insights.
This report serves as a resource for IBM clients, cybersecurity researchers, policymakers, the media, and the wider security community, emphasizing the need for collaboration in today’s volatile landscape to protect businesses and individuals from increasingly sophisticated threats. To stay ahead of attackers and strengthen critical assets, it is crucial to leverage threat intelligence and security insights.
The report covers various data sources, including network and endpoint devices, incident response engagements, vulnerability and exploit databases, and more, enabling a holistic view of the threat landscape.
By sharing these findings, IBM aims to equip organizations with the knowledge and tools necessary to proactively defend against malicious actors. In an era where cybersecurity challenges are constantly evolving, staying informed and collaborating with industry leaders becomes vital to maintaining a strong security posture and safeguarding critical assets.
- Ransomware and backdoors that give attackers a foothold for launching further attacks combined to make up 38% of incidents handled by X-Force responders
- Phishing was the top initial infection vector, responsible for 41% of incidents, while 26% of attacks were the result of compromised public-facing applications
- 27% of security incidents led to extortion, including ransomware, business email compromise, data leakage and distributed denial of service
- Plus, get security recommendations from X-Force experts based on the report findings.