The 2013 Threat Report from Websense Security Labs is now available for pre-order. In it, you'll learn about alarming increases in threats, and how it's creating a real crisis of trust among security professionals and the users they support.
Websense's Steve Kovsky interviewed me about the pending report last week. Here's an excerpt:
Steve: We're here at Websense in San Diego, and I'm sitting down with Bob Hansmann, who is the lead author for the new 2013 Threat Report from Websense Security Labs. Bob, it's great to have you with us.
Bob: Thank you.
Steve: Now this is about the fifth annual version of this report, and it's got some significant differences. You can see behind us the cover art for this report. It's pretty menacing. And this is a real reflection of the environment where businesses are working today. Talk a little bit about this year's report and why it's a must-read.
Bob: Well, there's a couple of things. First, last year, there was a significant amount of growth in threats - pretty much from every vector. We saw increased spam, phishing, and mobile threats started to show up, even in legitimate stores.
We can't get into the details at this stage, but we saw massive growth in all the web-based threats. And of course... your mobile threat, your email threat, they all take you to the web, so the web is pretty much the foundation for every attack.
So across the board, things got dramatically darker for people on the web.
To get the low-down on the complete contents of this surprising research, watch the video. To be among the first people to get their hands on the report when it's released, you can pre-order your copy of the report here.