Trends in IT Security Threats: 2007

April, 2007


This special study, based on a survey of over 100 IT security professionals and managers, analyzes current trends in IT security threats and changes in threat levels over the past year. Categories analyzed include malware, phishing, pharming, spam, denial-of-service (DoS), unauthorized access by outsiders and insiders, vandalism and sabotage, extortion, fraudulent transactions, physical loss of computing devices or storage, and insider misuse. Additional statistics are provided on the number of incidents in each category reported by survey participants. This assessment includes analysis of differences between the perceptions of IT security professionals versus the potential impact of cyber-crime in each category. (40 pp., 30 figs.)
[Executive Summary]