Cyber Threat Reports
Have you ever read one of the many offerings of cyber threat reports? There are many to choose from, including the Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR), which is a culmination of a decade’s worth of incident data submitted by 50 organizations around the world. It offers exceptionally deep insight into the current threats, actors, and methods of attack. Other organizations make similar yearly reports, such as CyberEdge Group’s Cyberthreat Defense Report and Symantec’s Internet Security Threat Report.
I must say, I found them surprisingly easy to read. I admit that I knew about one of these reports for years, but have never opened it up before because I expected 50 pages of dry, plain data. While there is a tremendous amount of data in all of these reports, they are written and compiled in a way that makes them almost conversational to read. I ended up printing Verizon’s DBIR to include on the shelf for reference, because it, like the others, contains a wealth of information and easy-to-follow graphs and charts all in one place.
There is no purchase required for any of the reports; you can feel free to take a look at them yourself. Here are some links to make the hunt a bit easier; I recommend taking a look!