The consequences of cyber incidents often extend the borders of a single country, thus making international cooperation a key priority for cybersecurity agencies. The “Common situational picture” is a joint report that aims to demonstrate ANSSI’s and BSI’s willingness to improve their common communication and face together the growing challenges, which occur consequently in a more digitalized, connected world. Released upon an annual year basis, the report will focus on a different subject based on the threat landscape the agencies are sharing analysis on.
For this first edition, ANSSI and BSI chose to focus on malicious activities associated to ransomware and crypto mining which represented a growing threat from citizens to major companies providing critical services and going through small and medium-sized enterprises with direct impact on their activities. The uncontrolled proliferation of sophisticated attack tools make those attacks more dangerous, leading to campaigns of attacks, the consequences of which can be disastrous.
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