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HPE Cyber Risk Report 2016: Old problems and known issues still rampant

StephanieWisdom ‎02-17-2016 03:01 AM - edited ‎02-19-2016 11:14 AM

Today, the HPE Cyber Risk Report 2016 was released—detailing a threat landscape that, unfortunately, is still rampant with old problems and known issues. The annual report, published by HPE Security Research, offers in-depth industry data and analysis on the most pressing security issues, providing business leaders and security professionals with actionable intelligence to better protect their digital enterprises and drive fearless innovation.

This year’s Cyber Risk Report examines the 2015 threat landscape, providing actionable intelligence around key areas of risk, including:

  • Application vulnerabilities
  • Security patching and the
  • Growing monetization of malware

The report also highlights important industry issues such as new security research regulations, the “collateral damage” from high profile data breaches, shifting political agendas, and the ongoing debate over privacy and security.

Within the report, HPE discusses 7 key findings:

  1. 2015 was the year of collateral damage
  2. Overarching regulations push research underground
  3. Vendors are moving from point fixes to broad impact solutions
  4. Political pressures attempt to decouple privacy and security efforts
  5. The industry learned nothing about patching in 2015
  6. Attackers have shifted their efforts to directly attack applications
  7. The monetization of malware is the new focus of attackers

To further understand these key findings, better understand the threat landscape, and to best deploy your resources to minimize security risk, read the 2016 Cyber Risk Report.

Additional information about the 2016 Cyber Risk Report:

  • Videos: HPE Cyber Risk Report: What’s in it for you? HPE Security Products senior vice president and general manager, Sue Barsamian provides an overview of the threat landscape and a behind the scenes discussion with three of the security researchers that dedicate their careers to helping the security community better understand the threats their organization’s face.
  • Infographic: This year’s Cyber Risk Report details the evolving nature of cybercrime as well as the developing legislation meant to curtail it. Get the key findings and recommendations of this innovative research at a glance.
  • Webcast: Register for the on-demand webcast on March 14 at 11a.m. PT to hear how HPE Security Research talks about the key themes and the recommendations you can apply.
  • Press Release: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Identifies Top Risks for Businesses Today: Application Vulnerabilities, Patching and Malware Monetization

HPE will be addressing the latest trends in enterprise security at the RSA Conference 2016, taking place February 29 – March 4 in San Francisco. Additional information about HPE at this year’s conference is available here.

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JohnFMcDermott
‎02-25-2016 04:48 AM - edited ‎02-25-2016 04:52 AM

 A good informative blog - thank you.

The work by HPE reminds me of a well known phrase "Don't give me problems - give me solutions"

Well, you first have to identify what the issues (problems) are, and HPE are at the forefront in analysing trends and reporting on the real life implications of security with respect to the delivery of end to end IT services.

Once identified (threats) you can mitigate against them with a variety of solutions, which HPE has in abundance. Most people know of our extensive hardware and software solutions in this space, Little known about is our education, training and certification portfolio that addresses the technical as well as the user-awareness aspects. Please click HPE Security Edcuation for more information

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela

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