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Businesses Make Strides in Advancing Security Posture in the Face of Persistent Attacks That Take Advantage of Aging Infrastructure and Data Leaks Through Browser Extensions
SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - Jan 19, 2016) - The Cisco® (
While executives may be uncertain about their security strength, 92 percent of them agree that regulators and investors will expect companies to manage cybersecurity risk exposure. These leaders are increasing measures to secure their organizations' future, particularly as they digitize their operations.
The report highlights the challenges businesses face due to the rapid advancements of attackers. Hackers increasingly tap into legitimate resources to launch effective campaigns for profit-gain. Additionally, direct attacks by cybercriminals, leveraging ransomware alone, put $34 million a year per campaign into their hands. These miscreants continue to operate unconstrained by regulatory barriers.
Businesses are up against security challenges that inhibit their ability to detect, mitigate and recover from common and professional cyberattacks. Aging infrastructure and outdated organizational structure and practices are putting them at risk.
The study sounds a global call-to-arms for greater collaboration and investment in the processes, technologies and people to protect against industrialized adversaries.
Top Research Findings
For a complete copy of the 2016 Cisco Annual Security Research report, and to read more about Cisco's recommendations as to what businesses can do to mitigate against risk, click here.
About the Report
The Cisco 2016 Annual Security Report analyzes the most compelling trends and issues in cybersecurity from Cisco security experts on the advances made by both the security industry and by the criminals hoping to break through security defenses. In addition, the report highlights key findings from Cisco's second annual Security Capabilities Benchmark Study, focused on security professionals' perceptions of the state of security in their organizations. Geopolitical trends, insights into perceptions of cybersecurity risk and trustworthiness, and the tenets of an Integrated Threat Defense round out the report.
"Security is resiliency by design, privacy in mind, and trust transparently seen. With IoT and digitization taking hold in every business, technology capability must be built, bought, and operated with each of these elements in mind. We cannot create more technical debt. Instead, we must meet the challenge head on today."
-- John N. Stewart, senior vice president, chief security and trust officer, Cisco
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