Last updated at Fri, 28 Jun 2024 17:54:24 GMT

The Rapid7 Take Command summit unveiled crucial findings from the 2024 Attack Intelligence Report, offering invaluable insights for cybersecurity professionals navigating today's complex threat landscape.

Key takeaways from the 30 minute panel:

  1. Rise of Zero-Day Exploits: 53% of mass compromise events in 2023 and early 2024 began with zero-day exploits. This highlights the urgent need for improved patch management and proactive defense strategies.
  2. Network Edge Vulnerabilities: Over a third of the vulnerabilities leading to mass compromise events were in network edge technologies, such as firewalls and VPNs, emphasizing the importance of securing these critical points.
  3. Ransomware on the Rise: Rapid7 tracked over 5,600 ransomware incidents in 2023 and early 2024, with ransomware payouts exceeding $1 billion. The sheer volume underscores the importance of robust defenses and incident response plans.

Key Quote:

"Our research shows that more than 40% of incident responses in 2023 stemmed from remote remote access exploits without multifactor authentication. Basic security components are still crucial in making attacks harder." - Caitlin Condon, Director Vulnerability Intelligence, Rapid7

The 2024 Attack Intelligence Report provides deep insights into the evolving threat landscape, highlighting the rise of zero-day exploits, the critical vulnerabilities in network edge technologies, and the rampant increase in ransomware incidents, you can view it here.

For a deeper dive into these findings, click through to watch the full video and stay ahead of attackers.