Over the past 12 months, global cyber threats like ransomware, 0-day vulnerabilities, and operations furnished by digital quartermasters continued to rise. These threats increasingly put organisations around the world at risk — financially, logistically, and intellectually — but, at the same time, organisations have more opportunities to build solutions that can help them thwart such threats and lessen their severity.
By building robust cybersecurity strategies with the incorporation of threat intelligence, companies today can build the capabilities they need to detect or prevent most attacks — and stay resilient in the face of something unexpected. With that in mind, every year, our global threat intelligence team tracks and reports on the strategic and technical aspects of the most pressing cyber threats, spanning geographies and sectors. The result is what you’ll find here: PwC’s comprehensive, well-researched, and highly insightful annual report on the cyber threat landscape.
Our analysis in this report is based on intelligence gleaned from PwC’s incident response engagements and our managed security operations services around the world. It’s founded on our in-house intelligence expertise on cyber attacks and targeting from a wide variety of threat actors. Our reach gives us unparalleled understanding of the global threat landscape, including the cybercrime economy. Our research delves into the motivations and techniques of major threat actors globally, who seek to steal intellectual property, disrupt critical infrastructure, commit financial crime as well as obtain access to government networks.
At PwC, we work as a community of solvers, bringing together our people, capabilities, and technology to support our clients in building trust and delivering outcomes for their businesses. Here are the five key cyber threat trends we observed in 2021, and the ones we believe are worth paying attention to in 2022 and beyond.
In our annual Year in Retrospect Report, we bring you our latest insights to help you understand the motivations of attackers and cyber threats impacting your organisation.
This Technical Annex supplements our Cyber Threats 2021: A Year in Retrospect report, which examines the overarching and thematic cyber threat trends from 2021.
Our threat intelligence services cater for organisations at various stages of maturity – whether they are developing an in house threat intelligence function, supplementing their existing function with threat data feeds or outsourcing the entire collection, analysis and distribution of threat intelligence.
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Partner, National Cybersecurity Managed Services Leader, PwC Canada
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Lead, Privacy Advocacy and Thought Leadership, PwC Canada
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