Cisco 2014 Annual Security Report

Cisco recently released their 2014 Annual Security Report. Below are a few highlights that we found interesting. For the full report please click HERE.

  • All organizations should assume they’ve been hacked, or at least agree that it’s not a question of if they will be targeted for an attack, but when.
  • Java comprises 91 percent of web exploits; 76 percent of companies using Cisco Web Security services are running Java 6, an end-of-life, unsupported version.
  • Ninety-nine percent of all mobile malware in 2013 targeted Android devices. Android users also have the highest encounter rate (71 percent) with all forms of web-delivered malware.
  • 100 percent of business networks analyzed by Cisco have traffic going to websites that host malware.
  • In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing on April 15, 2013, two large-scale spam campaigns commenced—one on April 16 and another on April 17—designed to attract email users hungry for news of the event’s impact. At its peak, spam related to the Boston Marathon bombing made up 40 percent of all spam messages delivered worldwide on April 17, 2013.

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