57% surge of cyberattacks in Europe flagged by DIGITAL SME report

  • The “Ransomware Landscape in Europe” report offers a precise state of the cyber threat landscape, indicating an in-depth rise of ransomware attacks from 2022 to 2023

  • To tackle the challenges faced by  SMEs, DIGITAL SME has established a dedicated Information Sharing and Analysis Centre with data collected and analysed by cyber experts

  • During the first quarter (Q1) of the year, a total of 36 different ransomware gangs were identified, in Q2 the total number has risen to 43, affecting companies in 107 nations

The newly established DIGITAL SME Task Force ISAC gathers a pool of experts from the private and public sectors to share knowledge, resources, expertise, use cases and enhance topic’s visibility among members. The group  engages and receives valuable feedback from key experts and provides a platform where experiences and best practices can be shared and discussed, enriching cutting-edge strategies and present literature on cyber-threatening menaces.

Mainly focused on France, Germany, Italy, and Spain, the report indicates an in-depth rise of ransomware attacks (from 112 in 2022 to 175 in 2023), followed by phishing campaigns carried out in the same yearly timeframe. Divided in four total quarters, the ongoing year has faced a steady peak of attacks already in Q1, where 7,772 new Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVEs) were published, underscoring once again the ever evolving and dynamic nature of cyber vulnerabilities.

Besides statistics and percentages, the report provides also guidance for the implementation of effective cybersecurity strategies, highlighting the need for cross-border collaboration in combating digital threats. For more info, you can read the full document embedded at the end of this post.

If you wish to adhere to ISAC’s mission and build a strong network of cyber experts, DIGITAL SME invites all interested parties to submit an expression of interest here.

For the full report, you can find it here.

For any further inquiries, please contact Costanza Pestarino, Project Manager, at c.pestarino@digitalsme.eu

Report-H1-Europa-ENG.pdf by European DIGITAL SME Alliance