At the end of 2008 cisco has published the annual security on 18th december.
Key Findings from Cisco
This year’s report reveals that online and data security threats continue to increase in number and sophistication. They propagate faster and are more difficult to detect.
Key report findings include:
a) Spam accounts for nearly 200 billion messages each day, which is approximately 90 percent of email sent worldwide.
b)The overall number of disclosed vulnerabilities grew by 11.5 percent over 2007
c) Vulnerabilities in virtualization products tripled to 103 in 2008 from 35 in 2007, as more organizations embraced virtualization technologies to increase cost-efficiency and productivity
d)Over the course of 2008, Cisco saw a 90 percent growth rate in threats originating from legitimate domains; nearly double what the company saw in 2007