The week of Feb. 19 was a busy one for cyber-security industry reports as at least nine different technology companies released studies that tried to provide insight into a wide array of cyber-risks.
Among the organizations that released reports this week were Akamai, Cisco, RedLock, Fortinet, Trend Micro, Raytheon, Thales, Verizon and Centrify. Some of the reports provide broad industry context for the state of cyber-security in 2018, while others focused on more specific areas like mobility and the gap between cyber-security perceptions and reality.
Overall, the reports show that cyber-security threat volume is increasing, though there are a number of positive things that organizations are doing to help counter threats.
Perhaps the largest report released was the 68-page Cisco Annual Cyber-Security Report (ACR) that came out on Feb. 21. The Cisco ACR revealed that a growing number of organizations are relying on automation to improve cyber-security outcomes. Attacks are also