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Cisco Cybersecurity Report Series

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

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What we cover in the latest report

In our February 2019 Threat Report, our cybersecurity experts analyzed prominent threats of the past year for clues to new attack strategies and targets. It's as close as we can get to anticipating future trends without a crystal ball.

Don't underestimate modular malware

Emotet and VPNFilter could deliver an on-demand menu of attacks and threats, depending on which device is infected and the intended goal of the attacker. We saw plenty of these threats in 2018 and wouldn't be surprised if we see more in the future.

Secure your email

Email remains the favorite delivery method of attackers. Two of the biggest threats we highlighted in the report, cryptomining and Emotet, used email to spread. It’s also highly likely that other prominent threats, like unauthorized mobile device management (MDM) used it as well. We cover these threats and email security best practices.

Destruction, incoming

Some attackers just want to watch the world burn. We saw a number of these threats this last year, but most notably the attack whose sole purpose appears to have been to disrupt the Winter Olympics. We dive into this attack and what it tells us about future trends.

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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 2019 series includes the Data Privacy Benchmark Study, Threat Report, and upcoming CISO Benchmark Study. Other reports will be released throughout the year.