The next wave of cyber adversaries, and how to protect against them

Adam Meyers, senior vice-president of intelligence at CrowdStrike, discusses how organisations can protect themselves from the next wave of cyber adversaries

Research in CrowdStrike’s 2021 Global Threat Report highlights that eCrime attacks made up 79% of all intrusions (via hands-on-keyboard activity) in 2020 — uncovered by analysis from dedicated threat hunters. Additionally, this research and official sources made clear that nation-state cyber adversaries infiltrated networks to steal valuable data seeking Covid-19 vaccine research, along with other intellectual property, throughout the year. In fact, 2020 was notable because analysis showed that threat actors improved their strategies to evade detection and camouflage within victims’ networks for long periods of time.