Companies Overwhelmed by Malware Threats

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 08-16-2013

Companies Overwhelmed by Malware Threats

Malware Is Getting Worse When asked to compare the malware landscape in 2011 to today, 67% of IT security professionals say it’s worse now.

Companies Overwhelmed by Malware Threats

Companies Overwhelmed by Malware Threats

Not So Bad  Just 23% of IT security pros believe the current malware landscape isn’t worse than it was in 2011.

Companies Overwhelmed by Malware Threats

Companies Overwhelmed by Malware Threats

Search and Destory  62% of companies say their endpoint security software is not effective at finding and eliminating threats.

Companies Overwhelmed by Malware Threats

Companies Overwhelmed by Malware Threats

Immense Vulnerabilities  72% of IT professionals believe the average organization is either vulnerable or extremely vulnerable.

Companies Overwhelmed by Malware Threats

Companies Overwhelmed by Malware Threats

Join the Club   49% of companies have experienced a malware attack in the last 24 months.

Companies Overwhelmed by Malware Threats

Companies Overwhelmed by Malware Threats

Hit Again and Again  According to 32% of security pros, their company has been hit by between two and five successful malware attacks in the last two years.

Companies Overwhelmed by Malware Threats

Companies Overwhelmed by Malware Threats

Always Under Attack  Over the last 24 months, 6% of companies have been struck by more than 100 successful malware attacks.

Companies Overwhelmed by Malware Threats

Companies Overwhelmed by Malware Threats

A Knowledge Gap  The main reason for a successful breach is a lack of business-side user knowledge, according to 58% of security professionals.

Companies Overwhelmed by Malware Threats

Companies Overwhelmed by Malware Threats

Just Too Sophisticated   31% of security pros say the attacks they were hit with were too sophisticated for them to prevent.

Companies Overwhelmed by Malware Threats

Companies Overwhelmed by Malware Threats

Blame It on Facebook  According to early 3 in 10 companies (29%), the increased usage of social networking sites has caused additional trouble for companies.

Companies Overwhelmed by Malware Threats

Companies Overwhelmed by Malware Threats

Start Training Your People  Heads up, CIOs: 29% of security pros say their company needs to better educate their non-IT employees about cybersecurity.

Companies Overwhelmed by Malware Threats

Companies Overwhelmed by Malware Threats

Mobile Loopholes  The biggest threat to corporate security is mobile applications, according to 30% of respondents.

Companies Overwhelmed by Malware Threats

Companies Overwhelmed by Malware Threats

Boosting Those Budgets  To fortify their cyber-defenses, 74% of companies have increased their security budgets in the last 24 months.

Companies Overwhelmed by Malware Threats