Global Threat Intelligence Report 2019

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Cybersecurity Insights for Protecting Your Digital Business

Digital transformation is driving changes in the way organizations operate. Challenges associated with these changes are not always easy to identify but keeping a keen eye on historical challenges can assist in predicting and avoiding negative circumstances. Understanding the evolution of attack techniques and the threats they pose is key to evolving your business and security practices and mitigating the attacks your organization faces daily. The 2019 Global Threat Intelligence Report is a deep dive into these threats and provides at a robust methodology to tackle these threats.

The key findings in this year’s report are based on log, event, attack, incident and vulnerability data from clients and leverages the indicator, campaign and adversary analysis from our Global Threat Intelligence Platform. Finance and technology companies face the most attacks, while business and professional services, education and government make up the rest of the top five attacked sectors. And three of the most prevalent activities are coin mining, credential theft and web application attacks. Read the report for the in-depth findings.

Can You Survive the Next Attack?

The 2019 GTIR highlights key challenges observed over the past year, including an escalation in coin mining, web-based attacks and credential theft. Here’s what you need to know.


2019 Global Threat Intelligence Report Highlights

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Comprising of 17% of total, finance and technology companies face the most attacks


The three most prevalent threat activities are coin mining, credential theft and web application attacks


The largest number of attacks come from the United States (22%), followed by China (13%)

Key Takeaways

Untersuchungsergebnisse zu Angriffsquellen

Die Vereinigten Staaten stehen bei den häufigsten Angriffsquellen an erster oder zweiter Stelle von allen fünf im Bericht untersuchten Bereichen, während die Niederlande unter den Top-Fünf der Angriffe steht. Die häufigsten Angriffsquellen wurden oft in derselben Region wie ihre Opfer geortet.


Der Finanzsektor wird am häufigsten angegriffen und ist Ziel von 26 Prozent aller Angriffe. Die Angriffe auf den Technologiesektor ist um ca. 25 Prozent der Werte von 2016 gestiegen, wodurch dieser Sektor mit einem Angriffsvolumen von 19 Prozent global an zweiter Stelle steht.


Spyware/Keylogger machen mit 26 Prozent den größten Anteil bei Malware aus. Trojaner/Dropper stehen mit 25 Prozent global an zweiter Stelle. Sie stellen jedoch 62 Prozent der Malware in Japan dar. Global gesehen sind Viren/Würmer mit 23 Prozent die dritthäufigste Form von Malware, doch im Asien-Pazifik-Raum schoss der Wert auf 66 Prozent.

Global Threat Intelligence Report 2019