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Cybersecurity Is Improving, Though Risk Continues to Grow

April 26, 2019 / Sean Michael Kerner

There is never a shortage of bad news when it comes to cybersecurity, with a seemingly endless stream of vulnerabilities and exploits. The 2019 Trustwave Global Security Report, released on April 25, has its' fair share of bad news as multiple types of attacks have grown and attackers have continued to increase levels of sophistication. The 76-page report also however provides insight into some positive trends about how organizations are actually doing the right things to improve cybersecurity. For example, Trustwave found that threat response time improved, with the time from intrusion to detection falling from 67 days in 2017 to 27 days in 2018. In this eWEEK Data Points article, we look at some of the key highlights of the 2019 Trustwave Global Security Report. Data Point No. 1: Cryptojacking is not dead. Un-authorized cryptocurrency mining, commonly referred to as cryptojacking grew exponentially in 2018. In 2017, Trustwave reported that only 0.2 percent of malware was coin min...