Thursday, January 31, 2013

Cisco Connected World Technology Report

Major study findings

Malware for Android

In 2012, the number of malware infections for the Android operating system has increased by 2577 percent (ASR).

The share of mobile malware is only 0.5 percent of the total amount of malware on the Internet (ASR).
These trends are particularly important in view of the fact that for a Generation "Y" smart phones have become the most popular device, is used more often than laptops, and tablet PCs (CCWTR).

The spread of malicious Internet codes in different countries

In 2012, the geographical landscape of online threats has changed considerably. In 2011, China ranked second in the list of countries most affected by malware. In 2012, China dropped to sixth place. Scandinavian countries (Denmark and Sweden), by contrast, have risen in the list for the third and fourth position respectively. The first line in the list continue to hold the United States, where there is a 33 percent infected with a malicious web codes (ASR).

USA - 33.14%
Russian Federation, 9.79%
Denmark - 9.55%
Sweden - 9.27%
Germany - 6.11%
China - 5.65%
United Kingdom - 4.07%
Turkey - 2.63%
Netherlands - 2.27%
Ireland - 1.95%

Trends in spam

During the period from 2010 to 2011 the volume of spam has decreased by 18 percent. In this case, spammers began to move to the "standard work week" (the amount of spam at the weekend dropped to 25 percent) (ASR).

In 2012, the majority of spam messages transmitted on weekdays. The most "active" day in terms of spam was Tuesday (ASR).

The world's main source of spam is India. In 2011, the U.S. has taken in this list in sixth place, and in 2012 - the second. The third, fourth and fifth places were taken, respectively, Korea, China and Vietnam (ASR).

The main goal of spammers, today - is advertising of pharmaceuticals such as Viagra and Cialis, and the most exclusive brands watch (Rolex and Omega) (ASR).

Protection of personal information

To assess the impact of information security threats to business, Cisco has investigated the behavioral patterns of employees Generation Y seeking to constantly be in touch and have instant access to the necessary applications.

Although most of the respondents of a Generation "Y" (75 percent) do not trust the web sites and does not consider them reliable storage of personal information such as credit card numbers and personal contact details, distrust does not impose any restrictions on the activities of these users. They are ready to go out and take a risk, hoping for a "maybe" and using the operating devices connected to the corporate network, which creates a big problem for companies, employers (CCWTR).

57 percent of Gen Y does not object to the use of their personal information, retailers, social networks and other online resources, if it brings any benefit or convenience (CCWTR).

Compliance with corporate IT rules

Nine out of ten (90 percent) of IT professionals surveyed said that their companies have formal rules for the use at work of various devices, but only two of the five representatives of the Generation "Y" know about these rules (CCWTR).

Worse, four of the five members of the Generation Y aware of the corporate rules do not adhere to these rules in their daily work (CCWTR).

IT professionals know that many employees do not follow the rules, but can not imagine the devastation. More than half (52 percent) of IT professionals in different countries believe that the overall safety rules still hold. In this case, three out of four (71 percent) of employees of the Generation "Y" is not executed (CCWTR).

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