Attackers are getting better at targeting at-risk industries and critical infrastructure. This trend accelerated during the early days of COVID when health systems and aid organizations were targeted by human-operated ransomware gangs.

Attackers know that, when an organization’s remit is extremely time sensitive, disrupted operation can lead to loss of lives and other severe impacts.

Unfortunately, I expect this trend to continue into 2021 resulting in an increase in ransomware and malware being used to interrupt activity in industries like healthcare, government, and the energy sector.

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