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Partner with EclecticIQ to bring valuable and innovative security solutions and services to end users. Open to all partner types, including technology developers, service providers, resellers, and community.

Our Partnerships

We partner with the world's premier technology and solution providers to support all phases of your cybersecurity needs. Explore all our partners' solutions and offerings to build and extend your cyber defense ecosystem.

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We are committed to increasing the knowledge and capabilities of the cybersecurity community through our research & analysis efforts and open source projects.

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Our Ecosystem

An ecosystem supporting our customers' intelligence-led proactive cybersecurity needs with collaborative partner programs delivering world-class joint solutions. 

Partner Program

Partner with EclecticIQ to bring valuable and innovative security solutions and services to end users. Open to all partner types, including technology developers, service providers, resellers, and community.

Our Partnerships

We partner with the world's premier technology and solution providers to support all phases of your cybersecurity needs. Explore all our partners' solutions and offerings to build and extend your cyber defense ecosystem.

EclecticIQ Resources

We are committed to increasing the knowledge and capabilities of the cybersecurity community through our research & analysis efforts and open source projects.

Browse Resources

Learn more about our technology, solutions and services, and stay updated on the cyber threat landscape with our research reports, webinars and other information.

Open Source Projects

We are proud to be an active member in the open source community and to help develop and advance progress of security technology. Learn more about contributions or go directly to our GitHub page.

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Learn how EclecticIQ can help you address your specific challenges – by team and by need – and improve your overall security posture.

Solutions overview

Our Ecosystem

An ecosystem supporting our customers' intelligence-led proactive cybersecurity needs with collaborative partner programs delivering world-class joint solutions. 

Partner Program

Partner with EclecticIQ to bring valuable and innovative security solutions and services to end users. Open to all partner types, including technology developers, service providers, resellers, and community.

Our Partnerships

We partner with the world's premier technology and solution providers to support all phases of your cybersecurity needs. Explore all our partners' solutions and offerings to build and extend your cyber defense ecosystem.

EclecticIQ Resources

We are committed to increasing the knowledge and capabilities of the cybersecurity community through our research & analysis efforts and open source projects.

Browse Resources

Learn more about our technology, solutions and services, and stay updated on the cyber threat landscape with our research reports, webinars and other information.

Open Source Projects

We are proud to be an active member in the open source community and to help develop and advance progress of security technology. Learn more about contributions or go directly to our GitHub page.

EclecticIQ Retrospective: A Look at the Themes & Events That Shaped the 2022 Cyber Landscape

EclecticIQ’s Intelligence & Research team looked back on the 2022 cyber landscape: from cryptocurrency, the Russia-Ukraine war, to malware, threat actors, and the cybersecurity industry itself.

EclecticIQ Threat Research Team December 15, 2022

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As this year draws to a close, EclecticIQ’s Intelligence & Research Team looked back on another year of growth and change in cybersecurity. This year brought about changes in malware TTPs and threat actor groups, which are central topics to cyber researchers around the world. The team examined the cyber industry itself and how it changed – albeit gradually – throughout the year. This paper also touches on the tumultuous year in decentralized finance (DeFi) and cyber angle of one of the year’s most shocking events: the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Finally, EclecticIQ analysts examined the potential of ChatGPT. 

Below is a brief overview of the report’s key themes. You can download the full report by clicking on the button below (open access, no details needed).

I: Malware: Changing Malware Across 2022 Highlights the Tactics Evolving for Initial Access

Evolution of initial access tactics and techniques used in malware drove further cyberattacks this year. Threat actors demonstrated their ability to incorporate new technology, including deepfake media, and resurface despite increasing pressure from coordinated infrastructure takedowns. 

II: Threat Actor Groups: Extortion-Only Groups Played a Major Role in 2022

Criminal groups primarily leveraged extortion techniques. Information stealers played a major role in criminal operations and “double/triple extortion” is becoming commonplace. EclecticIQ analysts assess extortion will evolve during 2023 with “extortion-only” groups playing a more predominant role in the criminal ecosystem. 

III: The Cybersecurity Industry: Gradual, Steady Progress for the Cybersecurity Industry in 2022

The cybersecurity industry experienced incremental change and growth this year; EclecticIQ analysts were most appreciative to see governments adapt to address enduring cybersecurity challenges and use creative methods to disrupt cyber threat actors. In 2023, the cyber industry should prioritize cybersecurity education, and companies that have not already done so should follow the lead of other companies elevating cybersecurity to a C-suite issue.

IV: Cryptocurrency: 2022 Juxtaposed Increasing Cyberattack Activity in Decentralized Finance with Decreasing Market Capitalization

Increasing cyberattack activity coupled with decreasing market capitalization drive incentives likely to change decentralized finance over the short term. Patterns identified in the cyberattack landscape set the stage for short-term challenges to end users and organizations alike. 

V: The Russia-Ukraine War: Cyber Operations had Limited Effects

Russian cyber operations against Ukraine did not deliver key anticipated strategic advantages. EclecticIQ analysts assess effects of cyberattacks complementing military objectives did not materialize as anticipated. Significant support by Western partners hardened Ukraine’s cyber defense capabilities. Russian information operations will likely continue with espionage activities focused on Europe’s response plan to an energy crisis. 

VI. Emerging Technologies: ChatGPT

The introduction of ChatGPT presents new opportunities for CTI analysis and has the potential to fundamentally disrupt 2023’s technology landscape. 

 

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About EclecticIQ Intelligence and Research

EclecticIQ is a global provider of threat intelligence, hunting and response technology and services. Headquartered in Amsterdam, the EclecticIQ Intelligence and Research team is made up of experts from Europe and the U.S. with decades of experience in cyber security and intelligence in industry and government.

We would love to hear from you. Please send us your feedback by emailing us at research@eclecticiq.com or fill in the EclecticIQ Audience Interest Survey to drive our research toward your priority area.

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