Recent changes in IT infrastructure, such as companies’ transition to Cloud solutions – all of which which have been triggered by the rise in remote work – have shifted the focus of cyberattacks. Atlas VPN discusses.
According to the data presented by the Atlas VPN team, based on the Hiscox Cyber Readiness Report 2022, Cloud servers are now the number one way in for cyberattacks, with 41% of companies reporting it as the first point of entry – a 10% increase from the year before.
The top cyberattack vector in 2021, corporate-owned servers, now occupies the third spot on the list. According to the 2022 survey results, 37% of businesses reported them as the main cyberattack entry method.
Meanwhile, the second spot belongs to business emails. They were named as the main access point for attackers by 40% of businesses.
Nearly half of companies experienced cyberattacks in the last year.
While the COVID lockdowns led to a shift in IT infrastructure in organisations, such as the wider adoption of Cloud solutions, the security strategies of businesses fall behind the new technologies.
In total, 48% of companies reported experiencing at least one cyberattack in the last 12 months. Even with a 60% higher cybersecurity spending, cyberattacks rose by 5% compared to the year before.
Out of the surveyed countries, companies in the Netherlands suffered the most. There, 57% of companies reported having experienced cyberattacks in the last 12 months. Organisations in the Netherlands also saw the most significant rise in cyberattacks which increased by 16%.
The Netherlands is followed by France, where 52% of organisations had cyberattacks in the last 12 months. Cyberattacks targeting French businesses rose by 3% compared to 2021.
Next are organisations in Spain. Spain is the only country surveyed where cyber attacks decreased compared to the year before. Cyberattacks targeting Spanish businesses dropped by 2%, from 53% in 2011 to 51% in 2022.
Meanwhile, 49% of companies in Ireland went through cyberattacks in the past 12 months, followed by the United States with 47%. Cyberattack numbers there grew by 10% and 7%, respectively.
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