* This article originally ran on StateScoop on April 30, 2013.
Each year, Symantec releases its Internet Security Threat Report (ISTR), which recounts—in exhaustive detail—a summation of the previous year’s cybersecurity actions, trends, threats, and opportunities.
(How do we get all this data? By leveraging Symantec’s Global Intelligence Network, which is comprised of more than 69 million attack sensors, and records thousands of events per second.)
Historically, the ISTR’s annual unveiling has always been (as Vice President Biden might say) a “big bleeping deal” for government stakeholders. But this year, it’s even more important, thanks to two additional factors:
- More than ever, governments this year are treating quantitative data as the key ingredient...