Cisco recently published its 2018 annual cybersecurity report. The study is far more comprehensive than previous surveys and includes threat research from its Talos group and a number of technology partners, along with a survey of 3,600 chief security officers and security operations managers from all over the world. Even more important: the report underscores the need to change the way cybersecurity is done. It should scare the pants off today’s security leaders.
Highlights of the study include four key assertions:
1. Malware is becoming self-propagating.
2. Ransomware isn’t only for ransom.
3. Adversaries are stepping up their evasion capabilities.
4. The Internet of Things (IoT) is becoming a significant threat vector.