CERT.LV Annual Report 2021

CERT.LV Annual Report 2021 (PDF)

Changes in our daily routines continued to affect us all in 2021, and before we get down to the next tasks in the rapidly changing cyberspace, we invite you to take a look back at the past year altogether.

In 2021, the global cyberspace experienced some major disturbances that were felt in Latvia as well. A series of critical vulnerabilities (MS Exchange servers, Print Spooler, Log4j, etc.) and high-profile cyber-attacks on foreign companies (fuel supply network Colonial Pipeline, meat processing company JBS, Kaseya’s remote management tool, and the Irish e-health system) caused people to hold their breath.

Even though the year was full of newly discovered vulnerabilities, in many incidents that took place in Latvian cyberspace, the attackers’ success was based on insufficient system protection – outdated software and weak passwords. The pandemic influenced the fragmentation of IT infrastructure making the security of individual workstations and users’ cyber hygiene habits increasingly important and thus imposing additional threats.

To read on, learn about the key cyberincidents affecting Latvian cyberspace and main achievements of CERT.LV, please see the 2021 Annual Report.