Where does the Norton Cybercrime Index data come from?
The data used to populate the Norton Cybercrime Index comes from three primary sources: Symantec’s Global
Intelligence Network, ID Analytics and DataLossDB.
The majority of the Norton Cybercrime Index’s data comes from Symantec’s Global Intelligence Network, one of
the industry’s most comprehensive sources of intelligence about online threats. The Symantec Global Intelligence
- Monitors 133 million servers around the world, providing malware detection
- Has 240,000 sensors in more than 200 countries, providing details of cyber attack activity
- Incorporates 80,000 technologies, providing vulnerability detection
- Monitors eight billion email messages a day, providing spam and phishing exposure
In addition, Norton has partnered with ID Analytics and DataLossDB, allowing for an even greater, holistic
look at cybercrime.
ID Analytics provides US data regarding personal identity fraud. Some of the largest U.S. companies and
critical government agencies rely on ID Analytics to make risk-based decisions that protect people.
DatalLossDB is a research project from the Open Security Foundation and their volunteers, aimed at documenting
known and reported data loss incidents worldwide. http://datalossdb.org/