The EU’s cyber security Agency ENISA has issued its annual Threat Landscape 2013 report, where over 200 publicly available reports and articles have been analysed. Questions addressed are: What are the top cyber-threats of 2013? Who are the adversaries? What are the important cyber-threat trends in the digital ecosystem? Among the key findings is that cyber threats have gone mobile, and that adoption of simple security measures by end-users would reduce the number of cyber incidents worldwide by 50%. The study is published in conjunction with the Agency’s annual High Level Event in Brussels on 11 December.
The ENISA Threat Landscape presents the top current cyber threats of 2013 and identifies emerging trends. In 2013 important news stories news, significant changes and remarkable successes have left their footprint in the cyber-threat landscape. Both negative and positive developments have formed the 2013 threat landscape. In particular:
Negative trends 2013:
Positive developments in the cyber threat trends in 2013 include:
A table of the top current threats and threat trends lists the following top three threats: 1. Drive-by-downloads, 2. Worms/Trojans and 3. Code injections. For full table.
Key open issues, identified are:
The Executive Director of ENISA, Professor Udo Helmbrecht remarked: “This threat analysis presents indispensable information for the cyber security community regarding the top threats in cyber-space, the trends, and how adversaries are setting up their attacks by using these threats.”
For full report
Background: EU Cyber Security Strategy
For interviews; Ulf Bergström, Spokesman, ulf.bergstrom@enisa