April 26, 2016

Forcepoint Security Labs Publishes 2016 Global Threat Report

Carl Leonard Principal Security Analyst

Forcepoint™ Security Labs™ has released the inaugural Forcepoint 2016 Global Threat Report.

You can follow the buzz on social media using hashtag #ForcepointGTR



The 2016 Global Threat Report analyses the most impactful cybersecurity threats with each section closing with guidance from the Forcepoint team on how best to address the outlined threats.


There are 5 main sections in the report that cover:

Insider Threat

  • Internal incidents were the leading cause of data breaches in 2015.
  • Accidental insider and employee negligence becoming increasingly prevalent in the last 12 months.


Advanced Threats: Special Investigations Case Studies

  • The threat landscape has evolved from advanced threats to ‘aggregated threats’ that capitalise on the increase in the size and complexity of IT.
  • We explore two case studies in the form of JAKU (a never-before identified botnet) and the Locky ransomware.


Web and Email: A Two-Pronged Threat

  • We have discovered malicious content in email increased 250% in 2015 compared to the previous 12 months.
  • Cybercriminals have changed the email threat landscape.  We reveal a decrease in spam and a closely entwined web and email-attack surface area.


The Move To Cloud

  • 2016 is set to be the year where more IT services are in the cloud than on-premise.
  • As the popularity of the cloud increases, so too does its threat capacity.


The report also includes thoughts from our Office Of The CSO and relates to a real-world self-reflective case study of securing a cybersecurity organization.


Live Webinars

Our experts will also be presenting this information live during a series of regionally hosted webinars.

Register now for your regional webcast:

  • EMEA: Wednesday, April 27 - 10:30 a.m. BST / 11:30 a.m. CEST
  • AMERICAS: Wednesday, April 27 - 11 a.m. PDT
  • APAC: Thursday, April 28 - 11 a.m. AEST / 9 a.m. HKT/CST

We also have 5 non-English language webinars available for registration.


Social Media

You can follow the buzz on social media using hashtag #ForcepointGTR


Download The Report

You can download the full report from: https://www.forcepoint.com/threatreport 


We would welcome any feedback or questions in the comments section below.

About Forcepoint

Forcepoint is the leading user and data protection cybersecurity company, entrusted to safeguard organizations while driving digital transformation and growth. Our solutions adapt in real-time to how people interact with data, providing secure access while enabling employees to create value.

Carl Leonard

Principal Security Analyst

Carl Leonard is a Principal Security Analyst within Forcepoint X-Labs. He is responsible for enhancing threat protection and threat monitoring technologies at Forcepoint, in collaboration with the company’s global Labs teams. Focusing on protecting companies against the latest cyberattacks that...

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