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Cisco Cybersecurity Reports

Empowering security leaders across the world to protect against cyber attacks and drive business growth.

Newest reports

2021 Security Outcomes Study

Proven factors for success: Read the new Security Outcomes Study to learn methods of improving program success, retaining security talent, and more.

Future of Secure Remote Work

Learn the key recommendations and takeaways that businesses must adopt to secure a distributed workforce and adapt to what the future brings.

Get career tips and inspiration

We interviewed notable cybersecurity professionals to find out how they got their start, and ask what tips they would share with their younger selves.

Featured recent releases

Simplify to Secure (PDF)

Find out why your organization should strive for integrated cybersecurity and learn practical steps you can take to accomplish it.

Adjusting to Extraordinary Times e-book

In our latest cybersecurity report, 38 security leaders share how they have adjusted their security programs this year.

CISO Benchmark 2020

The new survey results are in. Evaluate how your organization compares to our industry benchmarks.

Big Security in a Small Business World

Cisco's new 2020 SMB security report busts 10 myths about how small businesses are tackling cybersecurity.

The Security Bottom Line

Big risk, little budget? Get our tips for low-cost security.

From privacy to profit

Is data privacy a good investment? Read Cisco's 2020 Data Privacy Benchmark Study to find out.

About the Cisco cybersecurity report series

Over the past decade, Cisco has published a wealth of security and threat intelligence information for security professionals interested in the state of global cybersecurity. These comprehensive reports have provided detailed accounts of threat landscapes and their effects on organizations, as well as best practices to defend against the adverse impacts of data breaches.

In our new approach to thought leadership, Cisco Security is publishing a series of research-based, data-driven studies. We've expanded the number of titles to include different reports for security professionals with different interests. Calling on the depth and breadth of expertise from threat researchers and innovators in the security industry, the reports in each year's series include the Data Privacy Benchmark StudyThreat Report, and CISO Benchmark Study, with others published throughout each year.

Cybersecurity report archive

Threats of the Year 2019

Our end-of-year report looks at the most significant cyber threats of 2019, including DNS hijacking and targeted ransomware.

Hunting for hidden threats

We explore the ins and outs of threat hunting and provide a how-to guide for creating a threat-hunting team at your organization.

Defending against today's critical threats (PDF)

In our recent threat intelligence report, we analyzed the past to anticipate future cybersecurity trends.

CISO Benchmark Report 2019 (PDF)

Learn about privacy, data protection trends, and best practices for enterprise governance, risk, and compliance in the 2019 Cisco Data Privacy Benchmark Study.