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Number of Ransomware attacks jumps in 2021

On the 24th of May 2022, Verizon released their “2022 data breach investigations report (DBIR)”, which showed that in 2021, the year on year jump in 2021 was higher than the previous five years combined.

Verizon’s Threat Research Advisory Centre (VTRAC), alongside 80 independent industry contributors, detected the ransomware breaches last year had increased by 13%.

The data that the DBIR used was drawn from 23,895 security incidents of which 5,212 were confirmed breaches, with Verizon saying that around 80% of these security breaches are estimated to have been organised crime.

The rise in breaches and attacks can be attributed to rising sophistication in tools, monetary gain from ransomware attacks and a high work from home rate, where many people will be working on less secure networks that attackers can exploit.

With more and more ransomware attacks happening, it is important that your organisation has a strong system in place to prevent any attacks. 

With a Security Operations Centre there will be improved threat management which is available 24/7, and a large, qualified team who can detect and hunt down threats, preventing any malicious attempts at breaching the system. As well as this an SOC team can analyse the attacks and use the data they get from analysing to find better ways to protect the systems and networks, preventing future attacks.

Our UK based 24×7 Security Operations Centre can keep your organisation secure all year round.

Establishing an in-house Security Operations Centre that can keep up with the advancing sophistication of cyber attacks is out of reach for all but the largest companies. Even with the biggest of budgets, there is the continual need to hire and train security professionals, manage governance and procure software. Whereas outsourcing to our SOC gives you access to advanced security analytics and cutting-edge detection technology, letting you get on with running your business, safe in the knowledge that specialists are proactively guarding your systems.

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