Top trends in cybersecurity

Learn about the latest cybersecurity trends such as ransomware, botnets, and phishing in the Security Intelligence Report, Volume 23.

Watch the Security Intelligence Report v23 webcast

Learn about the latest trends and attack vectors in this webcast from the Security Intelligence Report Volume 23. Get practical recommendations on how to strengthen your organization’s security.
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Malware Microsoft encounters

Microsoft manages an extensive IT environment giving us a large-scale view of malware threats. Learn about the types we see attack our own platform and get recommendations based on our experience.

Regional cybersecurity trends

Volume 23 of the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report has regional insights. Learn about the various trends in nearly 100 countries.
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Over a decade of reporting on the threat landscape

We’ve been publishing threat intelligence reports for well over a decade. In that time, we’ve published over 12,000 pages of insights, over 100 blog posts, and delivered thousands of customer briefings all over the world. We have tracked a range of threats including trojans, worms, exploits, botnets, identity attacks, cloud threats, phishing, and much more. As technology changes and attackers rely on new techniques, we will continue watching and sharing the latest insights with you. 
What’s become evident is the cloud is a security game changer and a powerful way to help protect organizations. We understand the challenges our customers face in talent shortages and not always having the right intelligence. This is where Microsoft can help. Our operational scale as one of the world’s leading technology providers gives us insight into trillions of signals from billions of sources across endpoints, email, applications, consumer and commercial services, and on-premises technologies. We share that insight with you through our products and through intelligence reports such as this. We’ll continue exploring and providing you with new data and insights as the landscape changes and hope that you find value in the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report. 

Previous intelligence reports

Volume 22: January - March 2017
Volume 22 regional reports
Volume 21: January - June 2016
Volume 20: July - December 2015
Volume 19: January - June 2015
Volume 18: July - December 2014
Volume 17: January - June 2014
Volume 16: July – December 2013
Volume 15: January - June 2013
Volume 14: July - December 2012
Volume 13: January - June 2012
Volume 12: July - December 2011
Volume 11: January - June 2011
Volume 10: July - December 2010
Volume 9: January - June 2010
Volume 8: July - December 2009
Volume 7: January - June 2009
Volume 6: July - December 2008

Additional Resources

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Microsoft Secure blog

Thought leadership, research, how to’s, and advice on choosing and deploying security solutions.

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Security Response Center blog

Learn about the latest security updates and stay up to date on our bounty program.

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Security Tech Community blog

Your source for the latest information and updates about Microsoft Security products and services.

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Security Response Center

Engaging with security researchers to protect customers and the broader ecosystem for over 20 years.

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Windows Defender Security Intelligence

The single portal for anti-malware updates, threat analysis, and submitting files for analysis.

Top trends in cybersecurity