Cyberattacks are more prevalent, creative and faster than ever. So understanding attackers’ tactics is crucial. The IBM Security® X-Force® Threat Intelligence Index 2023 offers CISOs, security teams and business leaders actionable insights to help you understand how threat actors are waging attacks, and how to proactively protect your organization.
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21% of incidents saw backdoors deployed
17% of attacks in 2022 were ransomware
6% of attacks were due to business email compromise
Taking an attacker’s view of both known and unknown risks can help organizations adopt preventive measures before incidents happen.
30% of extortion targeted manufacturing
44% of extortion targeted Europe
41% of attacks used phishing
26% of attacks exploited public-facing apps
16% of attacks abused valid accounts
26% of new vulnerabilities had known exploits
8% of known exploits were new in 2022
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Ransomware deployment time in 2019 was over 60 days
Ransomware deployment time in 2020 was 9.5 days on average
Ransomware deployment time in 2021 was 3.85 days on average
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