The Importance of Data (Part II)

In a previous post entitled “The Importance of Data (Part I)” we have shown several charts built using the data collected from Hackmageddon.

Inside the same study we have created some additional charts representing the variation of the data collected on a “year over year” basis.

Before proceeding with the charts please consider that, as previously stated, the charts have been created focusing solely on several verticals (Education, Energy, Finance, Government, Healthcare, Military, Social Network, Software, Video Games) and considering “traditional” attack techniques (that is we do not have considered attacks classified as targeted).

1. We have created 2 charts to visualize the variation, year after year, of the “type of attack by target” normalized in percentage, as shown below (the 2015 only involves 5 months):

Type Of Attack By Target

The second chart illustrates the difference between the years “Y” and “Y-1” in terms of “type of attacks”. The example below shows the normalised comparison between 2014 and 2015 (5 months):

Attack Number per Category

2. An additional chart has been created to illustrate the variation for the “attack numbers by source” between the year “Y” and “Y-1”. The example below shows the data for 2014 and 2015 (5 months):

Attack by Source

3. Finally, we created the same type of chart for the “type of target by source”. The following chart shows the comparison between 2014 and 2015 (5 months):

Attack by Target

As usual, the sample must be taken very carefully since it refers only to discovered attacks included in the timelines, aiming to provide an high level overview of the “cyber landscape”.

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