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Cisco Cybersecurity Report Series

Threats of the Year 2019: Take a look back at the tools and tactics.

Threats of the Year 2019

In our end of year threat report we look at the most significant cyber threats of 2019, including DNS Hijacking and targeted ransomware. We also explore the go-to tools that cyber criminals are using for capturing data and evading detection, from remote access Trojans to hiding threats in encrypted traffic.

Protect your organization in 2020

How are cybercriminals operating? How are they hiding? This report helps you understand the threat landscape and test how your organization would perform against attacks.

What we cover in the Security Bottom Line report

When organizations have dozens of security products installed and still get breached, it begs the question: How much security is enough? How many products does an organization need? How much should be spent on security? We aim to answer these questions through a double-blind survey of approximately 80 security professionals, along with expert commentary.


Increased spending does not always translate into greater security capability. Other factors must be considered, such as expertise and influence.


Mid-size organizations with 1000 to 9999 employees are struggling the most to adequately secure their environments.


Overall, organizations do not think they can afford the security they need, no matter what size they are or how much they are currently spending.


The bigger the organization, the easier it is to influence third parties that affect its security posture.

Featured recent releases

Get our new report on data privacy

Cisco's survey of attitudes about privacy highlights the emergence of "privacy-active" consumers.  

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.

New from Cisco Security

Did you miss our Virtual Security Summit? Check out the replay, where we announce some major news.

More cybersecurity reports

Email Security: What's changed

The Click with Caution report challenges assumptions about the most significant threat vector.

CISO Benchmark Report

This report informs Chief Information Security Officers, and others charged with information security, about the state of their profession and keeping organizations safe.

Threat report: defending against today's critical threats

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

Cisco 2019 Data Privacy Benchmark Study (PDF)

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

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 CISO Benchmark Study. Other reports will be released throughout the year.

The 2019 Duo Trusted Access Report

Authentication data shows how customers are using the principles of zero-trust security.

Lessons from monitoring the wireless network

We partnered with RSA to bring you the first-ever RSA Conference SOC report.

Threat of the Month

Interested in more recent threat content? Check out our latest cybersecurity threat intelligence blog series.

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