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The Year in Review: No Bailout From Security’s Threat Landscape

2008. A year many will gladly say goodbye to in a matter of days. However, for some, 2008 was a good year. A profitable year. In the world of online security, the threats and attacks preying on companies, customers, and consumers continue to wreak havoc internationally. Just as the global economy has become interconnected, so too has the criminal economy. Today, Cisco is releasing its 2008 Annual Security Report, a global synopsis of the numerous threat trends and attacks that made headlines over the course of the year. The report details new approaches attackers are using to trick you, your family, your friends, and your colleagues. It looks forward at what trends could play out in 2009. While the bad guys will look back at 2008 fondly, as evidenced in the report, next year doesn’t have to be that way. It’s up to you as much as it is up to us and other vendors. Technology is integral in protecting us, but it’s not the lone solution. Security is human too. It’s a behavior and a habit. It could protect you or hurt you. While the biggest threat could sit between the keyboard and the back of the chair, so too could the biggest solution.So feel free to join us for a live, interactive IPTV broadcast with three of our security executives. Together, they’ll break down key trends and findings and invite you into a conversation about how to minimize risk whether you’re at work, home, or in between. One of them — Patrick Peterson, a Cisco fellow and chief security researcher — posted these short video commentaries to coincide with this report. Check them: 1.) Video overview of the Report2.) Video on Botnets3.) Video on Reputation HijackingTo join the broadcast, click here. To check out the press announcement, click here.Post by Neil Wu Becker, PR Manager

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