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Cisco 2015 Annual Security Report

Learn how attackers profit from the gaps between a defender's intent and actions.

Cisco 2015 Annual Security Report

Paying the Price for Gaps Between Defenders’ Intent and Action

Despite advances by the security industry, criminals continue to break through security defenses. And attackers now realize that bigger and bolder attacks are not always better.

New threat intelligence and trend analyses reveal how attackers take advantage of the gaps between the defenders’ intent and action. Such lapses leave attackers free to conceal malicious activity, evade detection, and accomplish their mission.

The Cisco 2015 annual security report discusses the current state of enterprise security preparedness and describes:

  • How patching just 1 percent of vulnerabilities can increase security
  • What the emerging vulnerabilities are and why subtler attack methods are being used
  • Which industry verticals and regions are at most risk for malware
  • How users and IT teams are unwitting enablers of attacks

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