Ransomware and phishing were the top cybersecurity issues for businesses in 2021, according to IBM Security’s annual X-Force Threat Intelligence Index.
The report maps the trends and patterns observed by X-Force, IBM’s threat intelligence sharing platform, covering key data points including network and endpoint detection devices, and incident response (IR) engagements.
The report, which covers 2021, reported ransomware as the top attack type; phishing and unpatched vulnerabilities as leading infection vectors; cloud, open-source, and Docker environments as the biggest areas of focus for malware; manufacturing the most attacked industry; and Asia the most attacked region.
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