The year 2022 was another tumultuous one for cybersecurity. While there was no shortage of contributing events, among the most significant were the continuing effects of the pandemic and the eruption of the military conflict in Ukraine. Disruption made 2022 a year of economic, geopolitical and human upheaval and cost—creating exactly the kind of chaos in which cybercriminals thrive.

Key Insights

Extortion was the most common attack impact on organizations.
Phishing remains the leading infection vector, identified in 41% of incidents
Russia’s war in Ukraine opened the door to what many in the cybersecurity community expected to be a showcase of how cyber enables modern warfare.
Only 26% of new vulnerabilities had known exploits.