By Peter Brecl - Director, Global Security Services at Lumen Technologies
Keeping up with the latest cybersecurity trends is a continuous journey—because no matter how vigilant a company is or how well they orchestrate their cyber defenses, bad actors are highly motivated to evolve their methods, find new vulnerabilities, and exploit them.
2021 was a busy year for cybersecurity, showcasing how quickly attack-method preferences can change, the seasonality of attack volume, and the continuing trend of increased threat complexity. Several high-profile cyberattacks even made front-page news, which is perhaps no surprise considering global weekly attacks per organization increased by 50% compared with 2020.*
Considering these trends, it’s crucial for companies to be well-informed of the ever-evolving cybersecurity landscape, so they can better prepare to identify and mitigate their vulnerabilities. Luckily, Lumen and its threat-intelligence arm Black Lotus Labs constantly monitor the cyber threat space to help protect businesses and keep the Internet clean. Check out some of our key cybersecurity takeaways from 2021 and our predictions for how attacks may evolve in the year ahead.