There’s no question that ensuring enterprise network security is becoming increasingly difficult for IT and security teams. In the first half of 2021, cyberattackers launched 5.4 million distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks—an 11 percent increase from the year before.
And cyberattacks equate to big paydays for attackers. In just the first half of 2021, one ransomware group collected $100 million in payments. The money gleaned from those attacks is then used to buy more expensive attack tools that can be used to further overwhelm enterprise IT and security teams.