ConnectWise announced the release of its 2022 ConnectWise MSP Threat Report. In its third year, the report includes analysis of major MSP-related security events and trends from 2021 and top predictions for 2022, including a continued rise in MSP-focused ransomware attacks and increased cooperation among governments to combat cybercrime.
The 2021 report released by Perch Security, which was acquired by ConnectWise in 2020, predicted that ransomware attacks would continue to become even more MSP-focused. MSPs are a far more lucrative target than individual businesses due to the potential to ransom multiple companies at once, therefore ConnectWise predicts that this will be an ongoing issue for 2022.
In an effort to drive down cybersecurity complexity, ConnectWise continues to build on its portfolio of advanced cybersecurity solutions that help detect and mitigate the increasing attacks that MSPs are experiencing. This includes solutions in the areas of SIEM, endpoint detection and response (EDR), SOC, and risk assessments.
“With the current political climate and skyrocketing reports of global security incidents, Congress is facing pressure to do more to crack down on cybercriminal activity. However, that won’t happen overnight,” said Raffael Marty, general manager, cybersecurity, ConnectWise. “This report, put out by our Cybersecurity Research Unit, serves as a powerful tool to help MSPs understand and identify vulnerabilities and guide them to make security investments that will rapidly detect and resolve potential threats to protect their businesses and their clients.”
In addition, the 2022 report provides a detailed timeline of major security incidents that occurred over the past year. Observations made from that timeline show that MSPs are increasingly being targeted and identifies the top five ransomware groups that the CRU observed targeting MSPs and their clients.