Top Cyber Threats Agencies Should Have on Their Radar
Sotnikov, Ilia; Netwrix
Since organizations transitioned to home offices, both the frequency and the severity of cyber threats have increased, and government agencies are taking note. Indeed, a�2020 Netwrix Cyber Threats study�found that 29% of agencies consider themselves to be at greater cybersecurity risk than before the pandemic. Of those, 86% are worried about the sophistication of cyberattacks -- and those fears are well founded. A September 2020 �Microsoft report�pointed out that threat actors have rapidly increased in sophistication over the past year, noting that government organizations are the third most targeted vertical, after non-governmental organizations and professional services. To defend themselves, government cybersecurity teams must pay particular attention to the following three cyber threats.