2020 Threat Report Highlights

See our analysis of 2019's BlackBerry Cylance customer and industry data to see what security trends you should prioritize as you continue to shore up your tools, technology, techniques, and overall defenses against the ever-evolving threat landscape.

2019's Top Threats

Top Threats for Windows

Understand how top Windows® threats Emotet, Ramnit, and Upatre evolved in 2019.

Top Threats for Mac

Get familiar with top Mac® threats LaoShu, KeRanger, and XcodeGhost.

Top Threats for Linux

What you need to know about Linux® threats Mirai, Setag, and Gafgyt.

Special Topics From Our 2020 Report

Spotlight on Ransomware

The legacy nature of some industry and government data systems means the ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) wave is still cresting and unlikely to break in 2020. Read more to stay on top of the latest developments that keep ransomware top-of-mind for security teams everywhere.

Spotlight on Cloud Security

BlackBerry Cylance examined publicly disclosed data breaches in 2019 and observed some interesting trends regarding cloud misconfigurations. Review these observations and our recommendations for how to avoid the most common pitfalls.

Spotlight on Mobile Security

Prediction for 2020: Mobile cybersecurity will become a major concern for organizations. Learn how organizations can mitigate some of the risks associated with the proliferation of mobile devices, and key facets of the mobile threat landscape in 2019 and beyond. 

Get the Whole Story

Check out the past year in review, security lessons learned, and predictions for 2020 to shore up your tools, technology, techniques, and provide guidance to your team.

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About the Report

BlackBerry Cylance provides security solutions that are focused on protecting endpoints and servers from being compromised by advanced threats. Using a lightweight agent on the endpoint, when a threat is detected, information about the event – including telemetry data – is transmitted through encrypted channels to the customers' private tenant in the BlackBerry Cylance cloud. This report is based in large part on this anonymized threat data collected between January 1 and December 31, 2019.

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