Intrusions Increase by 60% Across all Sectors: CrowdStrike Report

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CrowdStrike has just released its annual report that confirms an explosion in adversary activity, both in volume and velocity. The CrowdStrike Falcon OverWatch annual report is titled, “Nowhere To Hide, 2021 Threat Hunting Report: Insights from the CrowdStrike Falcon OverWatch Team.” CrowdStrike’s threat hunters tracked a 60% increase in attempted intrusions spanning all industry verticals and geographic regions.

The report also showcases a significant drop in average breakout time – the time it takes for an intruder to begin moving laterally outside of the initial beachhead to other systems in the network – of just one hour 32 minutes, a threefold decrease from 2020. These sobering statistics show how threat actors are constantly adapting tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) to accelerate their march toward their objectives.

Key Findings:

Adversaries have moved beyond malware. They are using increasingly sophisticated and stealthy techniques

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