As the COVID-19 pandemic extends into 2021, we can logically expect to see threat actors target vulnerabilities exposed by the global crisis, as well as discover and use new attack vectors that poke at the weak spots of our new normal. After all, cybercrime is a multi-billion-dollar business. These adversaries are smart and motivated, and we can count on them to discover and weaponize new vectors, or throw new techniques onto existing ones.

The growing global complexity of it all means that there will always be challenges. It is imperative that defenders and security professionals remain vigilant to protect the critical infrastructure that connects and enables the modern world. The ASERT team continues to monitor the threat landscape and report on new discoveries, from malware under development to the increasingly sophisticated tools and techniques used. We hope you find the information useful in protecting your business over the coming year.