Our findings in this year’s Skybox Vulnerability and Threat Trends Report, detailed below, make the urgency of the situation abundantly clear. Vulnerabilities have skyrocketed, eclipsing all previous records. Attacks are increasing in velocity and impact. Threat actors are targeting more sensitive assets and inflicting more damage. They are better organized—backed increasingly by large crime rings and nation-states—and are employing more sophisticated tools and tactics, such as a growing assortment of backdoor malware and advanced persistent threat (APT) attacks.