BrandPost: From Botnets to Phishing: A Discussion on the 2020 Threat Landscape

An unforeseeable shift in network structures and attack strategies was dropped on the cybersecurity industry in 2020. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to take its toll on organizations and individuals around the globe, we are now dealing with a threat landscape that’s become more intense, complex, and saturated than ever before. And many organizations are finding it challenging to allot sufficient resources towards managing and mitigating these growing and evolving threats, having already faced operational setbacks prompted by the sudden transition to a fully remote workplace.  

Considering the ever-evolving nature of today’s cyber threats, business leaders must continually familiarize themselves with up-to-date threat intelligence and invest in the resources necessary to protect what is now – and will remain indefinitely – a larger, more fluid attack surface. This time, the changes happening across the cyber threat landscape are more dramatic, and the risks due to recent network changes are greater than ever. This makes accurate and actionable threat intelligence even more crucial. The following threat summary highlights the cyber criminal community’s ability to adapt and take advantage of low-hanging fruit to achieve their goals.

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