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Thought Leadership for the Enterprise: HP 2012 Cyber Security Risk Report

Hot off the presses! Today we have released the HP 2012 Cyber Security Risk Report. The annual report provides security intelligence to organizations so that they can best deploy their resources to minimize security risk.

 

Highlights from the report include:

 

  • Total vulnerabilities are on the rise

    • Disclosures grew 19 percent from 6,844 in 2011 to 8,137 in 2012
    • 2012 disclosures remain 19 percent lower than the peak in 2006
  • Critical vulnerabilities declined, but still pose significant risk

    • Critical vulnerabilities fell from 23 percent in 2011 to 20 percent in 2012
    • One in five vulnerabilities still give attackers total control of their target
  • Well-known web vulnerabilities remain prevalent in 2012

    • Four web vulnerability categories made up 40 percent of 2012 reports
  • Vulnerabilities exploited by clickjacking are still ubiquitous

    • Less than 1 percent of URLs tested leverage standard mitigation after more than a decade
  • The rate of mobile vulnerabilities continues to increase rapidly

    • Mobile vulnerabilities rose 68 percent from 158 in 2011 to 266 in 2012
    • 48 percent of mobile applications tested in 2012 gave unauthorized access
  • Mature technologies introduce continued and evolving risk

    • Vulnerabilities in SCADA systems rose 768 percent from only 22 in 2008 to 191 in 2012

 

*Download the 2012 HP Cyber Security Risk Report to learn more about vulnerabilities that could be affecting the modern enterprise or business.

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