Cyberattacks on the Rise

Report shows a significant increase in volume over the past year

In the past few years, cyberattacks have become more common, and both businesses and people have been hurt by different kinds of online crime. A recent report says that the number of cyberattacks around the world has gone up a lot in the past year.

According to Check Point, the overall number of cyberattacks seen in 2022 was roughly three-quarters (38%) more than the amount seen in 2021.

The highest year-over-year rise (74%), according to the security company, was seen in assaults on healthcare companies, which were also the target of smaller, more nimble hacker groups.

Assaults as a whole peaked in Q4 with an average of 1,168 attacks per organization per week. The education sector had the highest average weekly statistics for the year (2,314), followed by government and military (1,661), and healthcare (1,463).

According to Omer Dembinsky, manager of the Check Point data group, threat actors seem to have taken advantage of security flaws brought about by the transition to remote working and education.

He said that the “ransomware ecosystem is continuing to evolve and grow with smaller, more agile criminal groups that form to evade law enforcement.”.

“Second, hackers are widening their aim to target business collaboration tools such as Slack, Teams, OneDrive, and Google Drive with phishing exploits. These make for a rich source of sensitive data given that most organizations’ employees continue to work remotely.”

In 2022, the number of documented cyberattacks on US companies increased by 57% YoY, while it increased even more in the UK (by 77%).


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Once the above questions have been answered, a disaster recovery and backup readiness index can be calculated based on the following scale: 

  • Level 1: Inadequate – The organization has significant gaps in its disaster recovery and backup posture.  
  • Level 2: Developing – The organization has some disaster recovery and backup processes in place, but significant improvements are needed.  
  • Level 3: Mature – The organization has a mature disaster recovery and backup posture, but there is room for improvement.  
  • Level 4: Robust – The organization has a strong disaster recovery and backup posture and is well-prepared to address potential disruptions.  
  • Level 5: Exceptional – The organization has a comprehensive and mature approach to disaster recovery and backup. 

The disaster recovery and backup readiness index can be calculated by assigning a score of 1-5 to each question based on the level of readiness demonstrated. The scores are then averaged across all questions in each category to determine the readiness level for that category. The overall disaster recovery and backup readiness index is calculated by averaging the readiness levels across all categories. 

Level 1: Basic
You have minimal cybersecurity processes in place and face a high risk of cyberattacks. Immediate attention and significant improvements are necessary to enhance your security posture.

Level 2: Developing
You have some cybersecurity processes in place but require substantial improvements to reach a mature state. You should focus on strengthening your policies, procedures, and security controls.

Level 3: Mature
You have a solid cybersecurity posture, but there is still room for improvement. You should continue enhancing your processes, monitoring capabilities, and incident response practices.

Level 4: Advanced
You have a strong cybersecurity posture and are well-prepared to address potential threats. However, you should remain proactive and stay abreast of emerging threats and technologies to maintain your advanced level of security.

Level 5: Leading
You have a comprehensive and mature approach to cybersecurity. You are a leader in cybersecurity best practices and continually innovate to stay ahead of evolving threats.

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