The Human Factor 2022

Published by Proofpoint

Since 2014, the Human Factor report has explored a simple premise: that people—not technology—are the most critical variable in today’s cyber threats.

In cybersecurity terms, 2021 was the breakout year when financially motivated cyber crime became a national security issue. It was also a year marked by ceaseless creativity from threat actors who worked to undermine digital defences and take advantage of the many opportunities presented by an uncertain world.

After a year that changed the world, it turns out that some things stayed the same. Attackers remained as unscrupulous as ever, making protecting people from cyber threats an ongoing—and often fascinating—challenge.

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