CyberEdge has released the 2015 Cyberthreat Defense Report, which is a very-interesting-read for security professionals.
Among the findings: 52% of respondents expect to fall victim to a cyberattack in 2015.
Although most of these ‘free’ reports don’t cost you a penny, they are not free at all as you’ll need to pay with your personal data.
At minimum with your mail address…
Yes, we know, the registration of your email address is the refund of the marketing these companies need.
But do you want to pay that price?
And a lot of second-line security companies and/or partners of CyberEdge will do the same thing… publishing the free report after you have registered.
(Got the publication notification from Blue Coat systems…, but you can easily find more Bing it yourself.)
The downside of this is that you have no control at all what happens to that registration, despite the privacy and legal regulations (like double opt-in)…
So it’s always fun to look out for really ‘free’ (and legal) downloads… 😉
(No, you don’t need to leave your precious dummy contact details…)
From the report:
“Highly publicized insider data theft, such as the recent Morgan Stanley breach or Edward Snowden incident,
highlight the increasing need for better security practices and solutions to reduce the risks posed by insider threats.
This report is the result of comprehensive crowd-based research in cooperation with the
260,000+ member Information Security Community on LinkedIn and Crowd Research Partners to gain more insight into the state
of insider threats and solutions to prevent them.”
“This Start-up Pack has been designed and prepared by the (DLA PIPER) Technology Sector initiative, which includes lawyers with experience in intellectual property, corporate, employment and tax matters.
The purpose of this Start-up Pack is to provide assistance and support to early stage start-ups who are looking to establish their business on a more formal basis. Creating the right legal framework and ensuring that the business is protected at the outset is vital for a start-up to achieve its full potential.”