It is my pleasure to welcome you to our 2015 Cyber Risk Report. HP Security Research publishes many documents throughout the year detailing our research and findings, but our annual Risk Report stands slightly removed from the day-to-day opportunities and crises our researchers and other security professionals face.

A look back at security developments over the course of a full year serves an important purpose for those charged with shaping enterprise security responses and strategies. In the wake of the significant breaches of 2014, I believe it’s more important than ever that our cyber security research team continues to provide an elevated perspective on the overall trends in the marketplace.

The goal of this Report is to provide security information leading to a better understanding of the threat landscape, and to provide resources that can aid in minimizing security risk.’