January 21, 2021

Samantha Mayowa: Cybersecurity Awareness Month: 2020 in Retrospect

Written by Samantha Mayowa, Head of Global Communications at VMware Carbon Black  

For cyber defenders worldwide, 2020 has been an unprecedented year. CISOs (Chief Information Security Officer) and their security teams have battled increased attack volumes and data breaches as malicious actors seized the opportunity to exploit the disruption caused by the global pandemic. Cybercriminals are now deploying a wide range of attacks to extort, disrupt and infiltrate organisations.

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month (CAM), a cause we are proud to champion. CAM is an opportunity for the industry to come together and reflect on the state of cybersecurity — from the top threats to the business challenges, and most importantly, what this means for the securing organisations in 2020 and beyond as attacks evolve and become increasingly complex.

Here is a look at the 2020 cybersecurity landscape and some of the biggest pandemic-fuelled trends and threats identified by VMware Carbon Black experts this year. Click here to view and download the full version of this infographic:

Download and share this infographic with your team members, partners, and customers. While October is the month that’s dedicated to raising awareness, cybersecurity should be a year-round concern for all members of an organisation.