The 2017 Q3 Quarterly Threat Report provides a quarterly snapshot of threat events investigated by the eSentire Security Operations Center (SOC).

  • Q3 saw a rise in Availability attacks, which usually take the form of a DoS or denial-of-service attacks
  • The most targeted industries in Q3 included: Accounting, Biopharma, Retail, Biotech and Pharmaceuticals. Those industries experienced a high volume of scanning and exploitation events.
  • Adversaries continue to target dated vulnerabilities, demonstrating opportunistic attacks that leverage continuous scanning and exploit attempts.