The European Union Agency for Cybersecurity, ENISA, is the Union’s agency dedicated to achieving a high common level of cybersecurity across Europe. It just published the tenth edition of its Threat Landscape (ETL) report. The report identifies the top threats in the field of cybersecurity, major trends observed with respect to threats, threat actors and attack techniques, as well as impact and motivation analysis. It also describes relevant mitigation measures.

During the reporting period of the ETL 2022, the prime threats identified include:

  1. Ransomware
  2. Malware
  3. Social Engineering threats
  4. Threats against data
  5. Threats against availability: Denial of Service
  6. Threats against availability: Internet threats
  7. Disinformation – misinformation
  8. Supply-chain attacks

For each of the identified threats, attack techniques, notable incidents and trends are proposed alongside with mitigation measures.

Following trends where particularly emphasised:

  1. Impact of geopolitics on the cybersecurity threat landscape
  2. Threat actors increasing their capabilities
  3. Ransomware and attacks against availability rank the highest during the reporting period
  4. Novel, hybrid and emerging threats are marking the threat landscape with high impact

Additionally to the ETL, ENISA has also published a Foresight 2030 infographic, highlighting the top cybersecurity threats likely to emerge by 2030. 

The material and the relevant press releases can be found on the ENISA website:

It is worth reminding that the ABBL Working Group Trust & Cybersecurity is monitoring threats for all ABBL member companies. This working group also closely cooperates with the CIRCL - Computer Incident Response Center Luxembourg.

Ananda Kautz, Head of Innovation, Digital Banking & Payments - Member of the Management Board