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X-Analytics Software Update: May 14, 2024

To ensure the X-Analytics Application remains current and produces reliable outcomes, the X-Analytics Research Team aggregates and analyzes historical and cyber risk intelligence data to calibrate backend variables within X-Analytics.

This update includes:


Threat

Industry Threat Baselines: -5.9% change

  • The industry threat baselines decreased by an average of 5.9% since the last update.

  • Crimeware (including ransomware), Everything Else (including unknown and unclassified events), and Denial of Service Attacks are the top three threat categories (in order of most likely to least likely).

  • The decrease in threat activity is mostly related to a decrease in physical card skimming, human error, and physical theft and loss.

  • As a cautionary note, there is a chance that organizations underreported human error and physical theft and loss events last month.  In such cases, we will supply a correction in future months.

Threat Conclusion: The decrease in threat activity will cause a decrease in cyber exposure for most customers.


Data Breach Probability

Data Breach Probability Baseline: -7.5% change

  • Data breach probability baseline decreased by an average of 7.5% since the last update.

  • This decrease is partially due a decrease in average data breach volume, which is causing a decrease in probabilities for data breaches greater than 100k records.

  • So far this year, the average size of data breach is slightly above 100k records.

Data Breach Conclusion: The decrease in data breach probability will cause a decrease in data breach cyber exposure for most customers.


Business Interruption

Business Interruption (DoS) Probability Baseline: +27.6% change

  • Business interruption (DoS) probability baseline increased by an average of 27.6% since the last update.

  • DDoS attacks less than 4-hour durations decreased by an average of 35.6%.

  • DDoS attacks between 4 hours and 12 hours increased by an average of 20.5%.

  • This increase is partially related to resetting the DDoS probability baseline for 2024. However, the effectiveness of DDoS mitigations is also on the rise.

Business Interruption (Other) Probability Baseline: -3.4% change

  • Business interruption (Other) probability baseline decreased by an average of 12.7% since the last update.

  • The decrease in probability is partially related a decrease in long duration business interruption incidents.  The average decrease in probability is -3.2% for incidents less than 24 hours, while the average decrease in probability is -16.5%.

  • The decrease in probability may also be related to organizations underreporting short and long duration business interruption incidents.

Business Interruption Conclusion: The increase in business interruption (DoS) probability and the decrease in business interruption (Other) probability will cause a decrease in business interruption cyber exposure for most customers.


Ransomware

Ransomware Probability Baseline: +1.5% change

  • Ransomware baseline probability has increased by an average of 1.5% since the last update.

  • This increase in probability is partially due to an increase in the PowerShell-based attacks.

Ransomware Conclusion: The increase in ransomware probability will cause an increase in ransomware cyber exposure for most customers.


Misappropriation

Misappropriation Probability Baseline: +0.1% change

  • Misappropriation baseline probability has increased by an average of 0.1% since the last update.

  • The increase in probability is partially related to an increase in fund transfer fraud activity.

Misappropriation Conclusion: The increase in misappropriation baseline probability will cause an increase in misappropriation cyber exposure for most customers.



If you have questions, please submit a contact your X-Analytics Customer Success team member.


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