IBM Security Services has released its 2015 Cyber Security Intelligence Index report which summarizes and highlights some of the key findings and trends they have seen over the past year.
Over 62 percent of incidents targeted just three industries
From the report:
"The data for 2014 shows a marked departure from the trends reported for both 2012 and 2013. While the finance and insurance category remains in its top spot as the most targeted industry, the information and communications category took over second place from manufacturing. And although retail held onto fourth place in the rankings, that industry experienced 3.2 percent more incidents in 2014 than it did in the previous year (see Figure 2). That represents the largest percentage change among the four industries remaining from the previous year’s top five. As noted earlier, 2014 saw the compromise of a significant number of retail records. "
About this report
IBM Managed Security Services continuously monitors billions of events per year, as reported by more than 8,000 client devices in over 100 countries. This report is based on data IBM collected between 1 January 2014 and 31 December 2014 in the course of monitoring client security devices as well as data derived from responding to and performing analysis on cyber attack incidents. Because our client profiles can differ significantly across industries and company size, we have normalized the data for this report to describe an average client organization as having between 1,000 and 5,000 employees, with approximately 500 security devices deployed within its network.
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Read more about the findings and trends by downloading the 2015 Cyber Security Intelligence Index