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Cisco 2018 Annual Cybersecurity Report

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For years, Cisco has been warning defenders about escalating cybercriminal activity around the globe. In this, our latest annual cybersecurity report, we present data and analysis from Cisco threat researchers and several of our technology partners about attacker behavior observed over the past 12 to 18 months. Many of the topics examined in the report align with three general themes:

  • Adversaries are taking malware to unprecedented levels of sophistication and impact
  • Adversaries are becoming more adept at evasion—and weaponizing cloud services and other technology used for legitimate purposes
  • Adversaries are exploiting undefended gaps in security, many of which stem from the expanding Internet of Things (IoT) and use of cloud services.

The Cisco 2018 Annual Cybersecurity Report presents our latest security industry advances designed to help organizations and users defend against attacks. We examine the techniques and strategies that adversaries use to break through those defenses and evade detection.