I’m proud to present the ENISA Threat Landscape Report 2020, the annual report published by the ENISA that provides insights on the evolution of cyber threats for the period January 2019-April 2020.
The 8th annual ENISA Threat Landscape (ETL) report was compiled by the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA), with the support of the European Commission, EU Member States and the CTI Stakeholders Group.
It is an amazing work that identifies and evaluates the top cyber threats for the period January 2019-April 2020.
This year the report has a different format that could allow the readers to focus on the threat of interest. The publication is divided into 22 different reports, which are available in both pdf form and ebook form.
The report provides details on threats that characterized the period of the analysis and highlights the major change from the 2018 threat landscape as the COVID-19-led transformation of the digital environment.
“During the pandemic, cyber criminals have been seen advancing their capabilities, adapting quickly and targeting relevant victim groups more effectively. (Infographic – Threat Landscape Mapping during COVID-19). states the report.
The ETL report provides strategic and technical analysis of the events, it was created to provide relevant information to both technical and non-technical readers.
For a better understanding of how the ETL is structured, we recommend the initial reading of “The Year in Review” report, the following table could help readers to focus on the section of their interest included in the publication.
The report highlights the importance of cyber threat intelligence to respond to increasingly automated attacks leveraging automated tools and skills.
Another element of concern is the diffusion of IoT devices, in many cases, smart objects are exposed online without protection.
Below the main trends reported in the document:
Let me close with the Top Threats 2020, for each threat the report includes detailed information on trends and observed evolution.
(SecurityAffairs – hacking, ENISA Threat Landscape Report 2020)