2020 vulnerability and threat trends – mid-year update

Insights on what’s shaping the threat landscape amidst COVID-19 crisis.


The COVID-19 crisis has made a significant impact on the cybersecurity landscape. Existing challenges — including the cybersecurity skills shortage, under-resourced security programs and increasingly fragmented estates — have been exacerbated as organizations scramble to enable their remote workforce and secure expanded network perimeters.

While this critical work has been taking place, cybercriminals and nation-state threat actors have been working hard to capitalize on the chaos.

The 2020 Vulnerability and Threat Trends Report Mid-Year Update shows how criminals have taken advantage of the disruption caused by the pandemic, using sophisticated malware and methods over the first half of 2020, and highlighting just how complex cybersecurity management has become.

The report emphasizes the need for organizations to adopt risk-based strategies so that they can manage the mass of new vulnerability reports — with more than 20,000 likely to be reported in 2020 — and deal with heightened threat levels.

It’s clear that the burden placed on security teams is only going to increase, even if we manage to enter a post–COVID reality later this year. So check out the full report today!

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