Monday, Akamai released the Q4 2015 State of the Internet Security (SOTI Security) Report (download here). I've been writing posts throughout the week focusing on specific parts of the report. For this installment, let's take a look at Web application attacks by industry.
- Q4 2015 SOTI Security presentations at RSA Conference 2016
- Q4 2015 SOTI Security Infographic
- Video: SOTI Security in 60 Seconds with Akamai CSO Andy Ellis
- Five Mega DDoS Attacks
This quarter, the retail sector suffered the vast majority of web application attacks: 59%. Media and entertainment suffered 10% of attacks, as did the hotel and travel industry. Financial services suffered 7% of attacks, followed by high technology (4%), consumer goods (3%), manufacturing (2%), the public sector (1%), and gaming (1%).