In today’s dynamic threat environment, staying informed and proactive is crucial for any organization seeking to protect its networks. The FortiGuard Labs Outbreak Alerts Annual Report 2023 is a comprehensive resource that delves into real-world examples of attacks across diverse verticals, offering valuable insights into the most significant cyberattacks of 2023 and critical information that organizations can use to evaluate their cybersecurity posture.

Key Takeaways

  • Growing threats: There was a 35% increase in outbreak alerts issued in 2023 over 2022, highlighting a surge in cyberthreats across various sectors.
  • Top threats exposed: A detailed summary of seven major outbreaks provides insights into attacker tactics and potential network vulnerabilities.
  • 2024 insights: Valuable insights into anticipated security challenges for 2024 enable organizations to proactively take preventive measures to stay ahead of the threat curve.

Numbers Tell the Story

  • 2.4 trillion: The number of vulnerability exploitation attempts blocked by FortiGuard Labs demonstrates the widespread prevalence of malicious attempts to exploit weaknesses in systems.
  • 3 billion: The staggering number of blocked malware deliveries every day highlights the constant threat posed by malicious software.
  • 90 million: The impressive amount of 0-day malware attempts prevented showcases FortiGuard Labs’ ability to detect and block unknown and evasive threats.
  • 15% growth in actively targeted vulnerabilities shows a shift in attacker tactics that requires organizations to take patching and updating systems more seriously than ever.

More Than Just the Numbers

The report also goes beyond mere numbers. It offers:

  • Detailed threat profiles: Gain an in-depth understanding of various threat categories, including vulnerabilities, targeted attacks, ransomware campaigns, and OT- and IoT-related threats.
  • Critical analysis: Receive valuable insights into vulnerabilities, ransomware, malware, and TTPs.
  • Real-world examples: Learn from real-life examples of outbreaks and how organizations successfully defended themselves, gaining valuable, practical insights.
2023 outbreak alerts annual report summary

Staying Ahead of Threat Actors

The FortiGuard Labs Outbreak Alerts Annual Report 2023 empowers organizations with the knowledge they need to proactively defend themselves. Organizations can subscribe to outbreak alerts to:

  • Stay informed: Real-time updates on significant threats allow for prompt response and mitigation efforts.
  • Proactively make decisions: Outbreak alerts are vital for proactive protection, helping organizations prioritize security investments and allocate resources effectively based on the latest threat intelligence.


The FortiGuard Labs Outbreak Alerts Annual Report 2023 is a vital resource for anyone wanting to gain a holistic view of cyberthreats. By understanding the various significant threats and translating that information into proactive measures, organizations can better protect themselves from cyberattacks.


Download the FortiGuard Labs Outbreak Alerts Annual Report 2023.

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