Cyberthreats: A 20-Year Retrospective

Published by Sophos

Annual threat reports provide an opportunity to look back at significant events of the past 12 months and identify trends for future development, action and protection. Looking back in time a little further helps to provide context for how we arrived at our current situation and why some things are the way they are. A long view of history can point to subtle changes or seismic shifts within an industry. Information security became a bona fide industry and professional discipline at the beginning of the current millennium. What follows in this paper is a timeline of key threats and events from the past 20 years that helped to shape our industry.

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