Source (*): http://www.cyber-edge.com/2015-cdr/
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… 😉
(*) In this case, stick to the source: http://www.cyber-edge.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/CyberEdge-2015-CDR-Report.pdf
[no guarantee how long it will stay ‘free’,…;) ]