With the cost of cyber-crime rising at an alarming rate and several organizations calling attention to the increase in the use of exploits in the wild, Hewlett-Packard’s cyber-risk report this year focuses on specific areas of the attack surface, the technologies that define them, and the vulnerabilities and actors that drive how they are abused.

The report provides a broad view of the vulnerability and threat landscape, ranging from industry wide data to a focused look at different technologies—including mobile apps, Internet Explorer and Java.

The goal of the report is to provide security information that can be used to understand the vulnerability landscape and best deploy resources to minimize security risk. “The complexity and difficulty of securing enterprises only grows with the passage of time. But with the right information, organizations can significantly reduce their attack surface, substantially mitigate risks, and prevent the losses and damages associated with successful attacks,” the report noted.

This eWEEK slide show examines key findings of the HP study.

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