Top Findings of Global Threat Report 2016

The rapid evolution of the cyber threat environment has consequences that are much broader than just technical, says Forcepoint.

The Forcepoint 2016 Global Threat Report details multiple behavioral and technique-based trends and provides guidance on today’s most impactful threats to assist security professionals in planning their cybersecurity defense strategy. “The rapid evolution of the cyber threat environment has consequences that are much broader than just technical, operational, and financial – they can impact every piece of a business,” said Forcepoint Chief Scientist Dr. Richard Ford.  “With this Threat Report, we want to demystify these threats and help enable businesses with tools, recommendations and, quite simply, knowledge, so they can continue to move forward without fear.” Top findings include:

  • Malicious content in email increased 250% compared to 2014, driven largely by malware and ransomware
  • The United States hosts more phishing websites than all others countries combined
  • Ransomware focus is sharpening, targeting countries, economies and industries where a high ransom is more likely to be paid
  • “Insiders” – malicious and accidental – represent the biggest threat to company security and the one for which businesses feel least prepared
  • Advanced evasion techniques are gaining in popularity and are combining multiple evasion methods, such as IP fragmentation and TCP segmentation, to create new ways to bypass access controls, attack watering holes and disguise traffic
To download the Forcepoint 2016 Global Threat Report, visit www.forcepoint.com/threatreport.



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