To say that 2020 was a year unlike any other would be understating the impact of the events that occurred throughout the year. For many organizations, sustaining a year-round remote work setup proved to be challenging, not just from a technological standpoint but from a human one as well. And this challenge was only exacerbated by the major security issues and threats that they had to deal with.
Targeted ransomware continued to be a major concern in 2020. Older ransomware families such as Ryuk sustained their attacks on organizations, while newer ransomware such as Egregor and DoppelPaymer conducted highly damaging operations in a short span of time. These attacks were often launched on critical industries at the forefront of the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, such as healthcare, government, and manufacturing.