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Cisco Cybersecurity Report Series

Phishing and beyond: the latest email attack innovations and defenses.

What we cover in the latest report

Why are organizations still struggling to protect their users from phishing, business email compromise, and other email threats? The latest Cisco Cybersecurity Report, "Click with Caution," challenges assumptions about the email security landscape and offers recommendations for defenders.

CISOs consider email threats the number one security risk to their organizations, more than any other type of attack or threat vector.

The stakes are high when 75% of respondents experienced significant operational impacts after a successful email attack and 47% reported significant financial impacts.

Some organizations are underequipped to tackle email security challenges. Only 41% use email security as part of their threat defenses, down from 56% in 2014.

Cloud email security is not a panacea against email-based attacks. Our experts explain the mechanics of cloud email attacks and give recommendations to improve your defenses.

Email security: What's changed?

The Click with Caution report challenges assumptions about the number one threat vector.

More cybersecurity reports

CISO Benchmark Report 2019

For those charged with information security, such as the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), this report will educate you on the state of your profession as it relates to keeping your 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

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

Small and mighty

Announcing the first-ever special edition cybersecurity report for small and midsize businesses.

Threat of the month

Threat analysis and defence techniques against the latest attacks.

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.


New Challenges

Stop threats at the edge

Digital businesses can stay focused with a next-generation firewall (NGFW) with Cisco Advanced Malware Protection. Adding Cisco Email Security makes network protection even more effective.

Protect users where they are

Only 75 percent of workers stay on a corporate network. Protect them everywhere they go with Cisco AMP for Endpoints and Cisco Umbrella working in harmony.

Stop threats faster

The network is the most powerful foundation for an organization’s security. Cisco Stealthwatch Enterprise and Cisco ISE work together with the network to provide powerful, highly secure access; automated threat detection; and software-defined segmentation. They can even detect encrypted threats.

Cisco Umbrella

Protect against threats when users are off the VPN—without needing to deploy another agent.

Network visibility and security analytics

Cisco Stealthwatch uses NetFlow to provide visibility across the network, data center, branch offices, and cloud. Its advanced security analytics uncover stealthy attacks on the extended network.

Cisco Secure Data Center

Modern data centers need a new security approach.

Uncover the 1% with next-generation endpoint security

Cisco Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) for Endpoints prevents threats at point of entry, then continuously tracks every file it lets onto your endpoints. AMP can uncover even the most advanced threats, including fileless malware and ransomware.

100% cloud-managed security

The industry's first secure Internet gateway in the cloud, Cisco Umbrella provides the first line of defense against cyberthreats.

Success stories

Learn how Cisco security is helping these companies better protect their customers, employees, and brands.

Meet the experts

Cisco Talos

Follow our industry-leading team of security intelligence and research experts who regularly share analyses of threats and provide you with tools to help protect you against them.

How cyber safe is China ?

Review the trends from our latest Asia Pacific Security Capabilities Benchmark Study