Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Cisco 2017 Cybersecurity Report

Cisco 2017 Midyear Cybersecurity Report predicts new “Destruction of Service” attacks; scale and impact of threats grow

The Cisco 2017 Midyear Cybersecurity Report (MCR) uncovers the rapid evolution of threats and the increasing magnitude of attacks, and forecasts potential “destruction of service” (DeOS) attacks. These could eliminate organizations’ backups and safety nets, required to restore systems and data after an attack. Also, with the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT), key industries are bringing more operations online, increasing attack surfaces and the potential scale and impact of these threats.

Some highlights from the report:

  • Organizations face the pace and scale of technology as the Threat of IoT Looms
  • Time to Detection decreases to 3.5 hours
  • Study reveals the need to integrate and secure information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) systems
  • Exploit Kits: Down, But Not Likely Out
  • DDoS: Growing in Size and Strength
  • Increase in Global Spam Aligns with Decline in Exploit Kit Activity
  • Business Email Compromise May Be a Bigger Threat than ransomware

 

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