The ThreatCon is currently at Level 1: Normal.
On December 09, 2014, Microsoft released its scheduled patch update for December 2014. This month's update covers vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Office, Exchange, and Internet Explorer. Seven security bulletins have been released to address these issues.
Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for December 2014
Symantec ThreatCon Rating The Symantec ThreatCon rating is a measurement of the global threat exposure, delivered as part of Symantec DeepSight Threat Management System.
ThreatCon Level 1
Low : Basic network posture
This condition applies when there is no discernible network incident activity and no malicious code activity with a moderate or severe risk rating. Under these conditions, only a routine security posture, designed to defeat normal network threats, is warranted. Automated systems and alerting mechanisms should be used.
Symantec DeepSight Threat Management System tracks security events on a global basis, providing early warning of active attacks. With personalized notification triggers and expert analysis, the system enables enterprises to prioritize IT resources in order to better protect critical information assets against a potential attack. To track security threats, it continuously correlates IDS and firewall attack data from the security systems of over 20,000 partners in over 180 countries, plus virus statistics from the Symantec Digital Immune System and many other human intelligence resources. Experts at Symantec analyze the information to identify active attacks and deliver advanced warning with actionable analyses and countermeasures.