Welcome to the 22nd edition of the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report, a bi-annual publication that we create for our customers, partners, and the industry. The purpose of this report is to educate organizations about the current state of threats, recommended best practices, and solutions. What sets it apart from other security reports is the tremendous breadth and depth of intelligence it draws from.
The intelligence that informs this report comes from security-related signals from the consumer and commercial on-premises systems and cloud services that Microsoft operates on a global scale. For example, every month we scan 400 billion emails for phishing and malware, process 450 billion authentications, and execute 18+ billion webpage scans.