Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Enterprise Employees Downloaded Malware Every 4 Seconds in 2015, Study Finds

source: Check Point
Unknown malware increased nine times while employees downloaded a new unknown malware every four seconds in 2015, according to the Check Point Security Report and SANS 2016 Threat Landscape Study.

In total, there were nearly 12 million new malware variants discovered every month, with more new malware discovered in the past two years than the previous decade, Check Point said.

About 20 percent of employees will inadvertently introduce malware through the mobile or Wi-Fi networks.

Endpoints represent the starting points for most threats, with attackers leveraging email in 75 percent of cases.

Also, 39 percent of endpoint attacks bypassed the network gateway firewalls.

As smartphones and tablets account for 60 percent of digital media time spent, mobile devices now are the way a substantial number of breaches occur.

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