Cybercriminals have moved away from the sophisticated kinds of attacks we’ve seen in recent years. Today, they’re commonly using inexpensive, automated methods of intrusions, which have been very successful when used to target midsized organizations.
March to April and September to October were the most intense periods of threat events throughout the year, with March being the most active month, and June to July being the least active.
The most often observed threat categories were Intrusion Attempts, Information Gathering and Policy Violations, representing 63% of all observed attacks.
Intrusions Attempts (primarily web attacks) was the top-ranking threat category, representing almost 30% of all observed events.