WatchGuard Internet Security Insights Q1 2021 [Infographic]
After a very difficult 2020, filled with the pandemic, global political strife, and regional societal conflicts, everyone was looking for a fresh start in 2021. Not only did last year’s global discord affect us all personally, but it also brought changes to the IT world that resulted in new threat landscape trends, which required reimagined protections. Unfortunately, global events of last year’s proportion don’t reverse overnight, so things did not go back to normal in Q1 (and we’ll likely see a new normal going forward anyway). That said, there is light at the end of the tunnel. Buddha said, “No matter how hard the past is, you can always begin again,” which reminds us we can always start fresh to improve our cybersecurity anytime we want, new year or not.
One of the best ways to get a fresh start on cybersecurity is by getting a fresh perspective of what malicious cybercriminals are doing. The only way to defend yourself against an enemy is to understand how that enemy fights. The WatchGuard Internet Security Report (ISR) is designed to give you that perspective by covering the latest threat trends WatchGuard witnessed last quarter. It covers quantifiable findings gathered from WatchGuard security products around the world, as well as any internal security research projects or external security stories studied throughout the quarter. Data comes from a cascade of threat indicators delivered by tens of thousands of WatchGuard Fireboxes, which were analyzed to report the most common and widespread cyber threats from last quarter. In short, this fresh threat intelligence and analysis offer a cutting-edge view into what the adversary targets and how they carry out their malicious attacks. Knowing what the criminals are up to gives you the fresh perspective to figure out how to stop it. You can also get advice on top protection strategies throughout this report. Check out the summary infographic below and download the full report.