IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence Index 2022

Each year, IBM Security X-Force— IBM in-house team of cybersecurity experts and remediators—mines billions of data points to expose today’s most urgent security statistics and trends.

This year’s IBM Security X-Force Threat Intelligence Index presents an uncomfortable truth: as businesses, institutions and governments continue to adapt to a fast-changing global market—including hybrid and cloud-based work environments—threat actors remain adept at exploiting such shifts.

For the first time in five years, manufacturing outpaced finance and insurance in the number of cyberattacks levied against these industries, extending global supply chain woes.

Manufacturers have a low tolerance for downtime, and ransomware actors are capitalizing on operational stressors exacerbated by the pandemic.

Threat actors understand the critical role manufacturing plays in global supply chains and are seeking to disrupt these organizations.

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