Check Point Software security report highlights rise in cyberattacks and disruptive malware
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C the Threat Intelligence arm of Check Point Software Technologies , a leading provider of cybersecurity solutions globally , has published its 2023 Security Report reflecting on a chaotic year in cybersecurity . The report looks back on a tumultuous 2022 , which saw cyberattacks reach an all-time high in response to the Russo-Ukrainian war . Education and Research remain the most targeted sector but attacks on the healthcare sector registered a 74 % increase year-on-year .
According to the report , cyberattacks have risen by 38 % in 2022 compared to the previous year , with an average of 1,168 weekly attacks per organisation being recorded . The report also highlights the role played by smaller and more agile hackers and ransomware groups in exploiting legitimate collaboration tools used in the hybrid workplace . From the rise of new ransomware variants to the spread of hacktivism in conflict areas in Eastern Europe and the Middle East , the 2023 Security Report uncovers the trends and behaviours that defined the year .
The report also offers insights specifically for CISOs , aimed at drawing attention to critical security actions for the coming year . These insights include reducing complexity to bridge the cyberskills gap , limiting the cost of cloud misconfigurations and increasing the use of automation and AI to detect network risks that may go unnoticed by the human eye .
“ There is no doubt we will see an increase in the volume of attacks over the next 12 months ,” said Maya
Horowitz , VP Research at Check Point Software . “ Cloud migration has created a wider attack surface for cybercriminals and the legitimate tools we all use will be further manipulated by cybercriminals . This has already been demonstrated in the case of ChatGPT , with Russian cybercriminals trying to bypass OpenAI ’ s API restrictions and gain access to the chatbot for malicious reasons .”
Lenovo establishes innovation centre with Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
enovo has established the
Lenovo Cybersecurity Innovation
Centre ( LCIC ) in cooperation with the Cyber Security Research Center of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev , a leading Israel-based cybersecurity research institution . The centre will focus on Zero Trust architecture innovation in hardware and below-OS security and serve as a hub for developing nextgeneration security solutions . The LCIC offers Lenovo customers an attestation lab and access to industry insights and information exchange through an on-site briefing centre .
The variety and severity of cyberthreats are increasing as criminal hackers employ more sophisticated tools to an ever-growing threat surface of computing solutions run by businesses , governments and consumers .
According to Lenovo ’ s global Data For Humanity report in November 2022 , IT security is the top consideration when deciding to invest in Digital Transformation solutions across small , medium and large businesses . Monitoring and assessing threats combined with research and reporting by
LCIC cybersecurity professionals will empower more strategic and effective responses .
Israel is internationally recognised for being a centre of the cybersecurity industry and Be ’ er Sheva is home to cybersecurity R & D centres for several global technology companies . The LCIC will be staffed and managed in coordination by cybersecurity experts from Lenovo and Ben-Gurion University .
“ Cybersecurity is one of the top priorities of CIOs today ,” said Nima Nadav Baiati , Executive Director and GM , Commercial Cybersecurity Solutions , Lenovo . “ Lenovo opening the new security innovation centre with Ben-Gurion University gives us access to a global nexus of security innovation , our customers ’ access to world-leading experts and will help us create even stronger products across our portfolio .” www . intelligentciso . com