Authored by: Carolyn Crandall, Chief Security Advocate, Attivo Networks – Cybersecurity Awareness Month is the perfect time to reflect on recent developments in the cybersecurity world. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, attackers have done an excellent job identifying common vulnerabilities and exploiting them. Ransomware has skyrocketed, as have phishing and other social engineering-based attacks. Third-party attacks have also risen. SolarWinds is perhaps the most prominent example, but organizations like Accellion, Kaseya, and Volkswagen have all suffered significant third-party attacks within the past year.
Cybersecurity Awareness Month
By: Carolyn Crandall As Halloween approaches, I was thinking how appropriate that it comes on the last day of Cybersecurity Awareness Month each year. It is oddly fitting that this month Yahoo revised upward the number of people impacted by its 2016 breach from 1 billion to an astounding 3 billion – roughly 40 percent of the world’s population. If that isn’t enough to put a scare into the management teams of most companies, I’m not sure what is.
With that in mind, below is a list of the 10 most “spooktacular” breaches organized by number of people impacted.