Friday, September 20, 2013

ENISA Threat Landscape -- Mid-Year 2013

An organization I've had the pleasure and opportunity to work with in the past is the European Network and Information Security Agency -- referred to as ENISA.  ENISA has produced some excellent thought leadership and reports I highly recommend you review and at least be aware.  They are currently working on Industrial Controls/SCADA security and have also published some interesting reports on Cloud Security.

Today ENISA announced release of the ENISA Threat Landscape, Mid-year 2013 report.  They describe this as a "taste" of current developments related to the 2013 Threat Landscape.

In the report they include a figure of the top 16 threats and a comparison of their 2012 and 2013 Threat Landscape reports including whether the trend is increasing, stable or declining.

The good news is that they show SPAM as declining; however, 13 of the 16 threats (or 81 percent) are increasing. (Corrected Count/percentage)

For instance, the top five threats listed that are increasing include:

  • Drive-by exploits
  • Worms/Trojans
  • Code Injection
  • Exploit Kits
  • Botnets
The report is only five pages long and is an easy and interesting read.