2017 IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence Index

Serious data breaches, major cyber security attacks and new cyber security vulnerabilities

Understand the threat landscape to improve your cyber security posture

In 2016, the cyber security world experienced larger-than-life data breaches with more than 4 billion records leaked, record amounts of DDoS attacks, vulnerability disclosures, ransomware, and spam. It seems no digital stone was left unturned.

IBM Managed Security Services and the security research experts at IBM® X-Force® examined the threat landscape. To identify key attack vectors and why they are succeeding, who is driving the attacks, and what industries are the most impacted, they drew on insights from nearly 300 million monitored endpoints, 23 billion analyzed web pages and 1 trillion monitored security events a month.

The IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence Report and IBM Managed Security Services Cyber Security Intelligence Index were combined to create the new 2017 IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence Index.

Read this cyber security report to learn:

  • The implications of the unprecedented leaks of comprehensive data sets, from political to intellectual property concerns.
  • Why attackers are using a blend of classic attack vectors and evolving threats to disrupt operations and steal data.
  • Why the lower attack rate for the average security client may not be good news.
  • What steps your organization can take to protect against these threats.

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