The 2013 Trustwave Global Security Report is now available. The greport reveals eye-opening findings about global data breaches and security trends. Throughout 2012, Trustwave compiled data from 450 global data breach investigations, more than 2,500 penetration tests, more than nine million Web application attacks, more than two million network and vulnerability scans, more than five million malicious websites, more than 20 billion emails as well as extensive research and analysis of zero-day security threats.
Some of the highlights from the report include:
- 50% of users, especially employees, are still using easily-guessed passwords, the most common being Password1. Unknowingly through easy passwords and social media, employees leave the door open for further attacks.
- For the first time in three years, the retail industry is the top target for cyber-criminals, specifically the e-commerce industry.
- 64% of organizations attacked took more than 90 days to detect an intrusion with the average time for detection being 210 days.
- There was a 400% increase in mobile malware particularly found on Android.