Why Cyber Security is Vital for Your Business

“From the sudden spread of WannaCry and Petya/NotPetya, to the swift growth in coinminers, 2017 provided us with another reminder that digital security threats can come from new and unexpected sources. With each passing year, not only has the sheer volume of threats increased, but the threat landscape has become more diverse, with attackers working harder to discover new avenues of attack and cover their tracks while doing so.”

Each year, Symantec™ publishes a threat report with in-depth insight into the cybersecurity landscape. As their report from 2018 shows, hackers continue to find ways to infiltrate your business infrastructure. Here are some of the big numbers that illustrate this:

More than 1 billion web requests analyzed each day

 

1 in 13 web requests lead to malware

 

92% increase in new downloader variants of malware

 

80% increase in new malware on Macs

 

8,500% increase in coinminer detections

These numbers show that attacks in no way are stagnant, and they legitimize the reason for protecting your company the best way possible. The report can be read in full length and gives some great insights into the current landscape.

Source: Symantec™