The Security Intelligence Report shows shifts in the European threat landscape
Microsoft publishes the Security Intelligence Report (SIR) twice per year, containing data and analysis on cyber-threats we observe from more than 600 million systems worldwide and from some of the Internet’s busiest online services. The threat intelligence and technical guidance in the SIR helps inform the security efforts of businesses, organizations, and governments in many markets around the world.
This week we release volume 12 of the report. It contains the following:
- Latest analysis of cyber-threat trends in more than 100 countries/regions around the world, including locations in the European Union
- Latest industry vulnerability disclosure trends and analysis
- Latest data and analysis of global vulnerability exploit activity
- Latest trends and analysis on global malware and potentially unwanted software
- Latest data and insights on how attackers are using spam and other email threats
- Latest global and regional data on malicious websites including phishing sites, malware hosting sites and drive-by download sites
“Advanced persistent threats” or APT – redefining this term and providing advice on a holistic security strategy to help manage the risk this category of threat poses, informed by Microsoft’s experience defending its assets against targeted attacks by determined adversaries.
The latest SIR report shows significant shifts in the threat landscape in the second half of 2011, particularly in a few European countries/regions. I have been invited to the Microsoft EU Cyber-security & Digital Crimes Forum
2012 on May 31st in Brussels, where I will provide an in-depth briefing on some of these developments.
You can download the new Microsoft Security Intelligence Report volume 12, a key findings summary at www.microsoft.com/sir
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