As cyber threats grow more sophisticated and relentless, the need forCybersecurity Awareness Monthbecomes more urgent every year. As part of our year-round commitment tosecurity for all, Microsoft continues to track numerous incidents targeting both digital and physical operations for many organizations. Beyond the usual espionage and data-theft attacks aimed at IT systems, threat actors have increasingly turned their attention toward IoT devices and operational technology (OT) equipment—everything from oil pipelines1to medical devices.2Malicious actors have also had success in targeting supply chains, as seen in the insidious Solorigate3and Kaseya4attacks.
Earlier this month, we published the2021 Microsoft Digital Defense Reportto help organizations better understand this evolving threat landscape, as well as provide guidance on securing your supply chain and IoT and OT assets. In the spirit of security for all, some highlights of these chapters are presented here for easy reference.