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Cisco Warns on Enterprise Security Threats

How secure is your enterprise? It's no secret that enterprises are under constant attack from hackers and malware purveyors. Some sectors have it worse than others. Pharmaceutical and chemical companies are particularly ripe targets, Cisco warned, conferring on those industries a "heightened risk rating" up 400 percent from its last report.

Across the board, enterprises are experiencing a rise in SQL injection attacks, Cisco warned. The company also noted that search queries are accounting for more than 7 percent of Web-based malware attacks.

eSecurity Planet takes a look at Cisco's latest security report, and breaks down the threats by geographic region.


Cisco's new quarterly Global Threat Report released this week offers some new details on the specific security threats the networking giant has been monitoring. The threat report merges data culled from Cisco's Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS), Cisco IronPort and Cisco ScanSafe data.

Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) bought the SaaS-based security vendor ScanSafe last December. It purchased IronPort in 2007.

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Cisco Details Enterprise Security Threats