The modern cyberwar — against governments, businesses
and individuals alike — is comprised of a series of attacks,
counterattacks and respective defensive countermeasures. Many
are simple and effective. Others are targeted and complex. Yet
they are all highly dynamic and require persistence, commitment
and resources to mitigate. And they will not go away.

Unfortunately, organizations large and small are caught in the
middle of a global cyber arms race with vastly different resources
at their disposal. And while growing budgets do make a positive
impact on the effectiveness against known exploits, the threat
landscape evolves at such a rate that yesterday’s investment
in technology could already be insufficient to deal with
tomorrow’s cyber threats.

All told, there were more than 12,500 new Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) reported in 2017 —
78 percent of which were related to network attacks.

Read SonicWall’s full report to learn from 2017, and prepare for 2018.