Cisco 2016 Midyear Cybersecurity Report: Ransomware in the spotlight

The report identifies the latest trends in cybersecurity, with special focus on ransomware – the most profitable malware type in history, and offers guidelines on what you can do to protect your organization and business.

The Cisco 2016 Midyear Cybersecurity Report offers updates from Cisco security researchers on the IT security landscape from the first half of the year.

The main topic of this report is ransomware, as this specific threat is becoming more common and efficient. Time is another key theme of the research: what organizations should do to reduce the time needed to secure their infrastructure and, in case of an attack, to detect when their infrastructure has been compromised. As the report shows, attackers still enjoy too much unconstrained time to operate, and organizations should do more to close the gap.

Additionally, the report also examines actions organizations can and should take to start improving their IT cybersecurity defenses. Cisco researchers advise organizations to that take just a few simple yet significant steps to greatly enhance the security of their operations.

Executive Perspectives: Cisco 2016 Midyear Cybersecurity Report

Watch David Goeckeler, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Networking and Security Business, and Steve Martino, Vice President/Chief Information Security Officer, Security and Trust Organization, from Cisco discuss key findings from the Cisco 2016 Midyear Cybersecurity Report.

Download the full Cisco 2016 Midyear Cybersecurity Report.