Heimdal™ Detection Telemetry Highlights Risk of Successful Cyberattacks Drop Amidst Volumetric Attacks Increase

During the course of a larger cybercrime investigation regarding attack & exfiltration methodologies, Heimdal™ Security’s SOC team has discovered that although cyberattacks have increased in volume, the odds of success have dramatically decreased. In analyzing the trendlines pertaining to successful vs. unsuccessful cyber-aggressions in the context of volumetric inflation, Heimdal™ has aggregated data from all available detection grids (i.e. anti-ransomware encryption protection, antivirus, brute-force guardrails, DNS traffic analyzer, and email protection). In this article, we will take a closer look at the leverage telemetry and define a contextual relationship between volume increase and the plummeting cyberattack success rates.

Highlighting Pooled Data. Context Correlation.

In constructing this case, Heimdal™ has pooled six months-worth of detection data from five modules: Ransomware Encryption Protection, Next-Gen Antivirus, Brute-Force Analyzer, Threat Prevention – Endpoint + Network, and Email Security. Throughout the aforementioned six-months timeframe, 10,618,665 have been registered by Heimdal™ Security.

A subsequent breakdown of the attack by surface reveals that a staggering 71.8% (5,004,686) of the registered aggression has been carried out by email (i.e. phishing, spearphishing, Business Email Compromise, Vendor Email Compromise, CEO fraud, etc.). The values related to the remaining attack surfaces are as follows:

Malicious Encryption Attempts – 4,200; Antivirus-related

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