Companies Overwhelmed by Malware Threats

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 08-16-2013
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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.

For years now, one of the enterprise's main concerns has been the security of corporate data and networks. However, a new survey of 315 IT security professionals conducted by Malwarebytes and the Enterprise Strategy Group reveals that despite these best efforts, companies are unable to adapt to the increasingly sophisticated attacks they're being hit with by cybercriminals. "As cyber-attacks become more sophisticated, IT security professionals are realizing that relying on only one layer of endpoint security isn't enough. Each endpoint needs multiple layers of malware detection to ensure complete protection," says Marcin Kleczynski, CEO of Malwarebytes. "The reality is, most antivirus products will miss nine out of 10 zero-day malware threats, and having a layered approach blocks advanced threats that traditional antivirus scanners may fail to detect." The study also found that as good as software might be and as knowledgeable as enterprise security professionals might be, at the end of the day, a company's safety is only as strong as the knowledge of business-side employees. And in too many cases, those employees don't know how to stay secure.

Don Reisinger is a freelance technology columnist. He started writing about technology for Ziff-Davis' Gearlog.com. Since then, he has written extremely popular columns for CNET.com, Computerworld, InformationWeek, and others. He has appeared numerous times on national television to share his expertise with viewers. You can follow his every move at http://twitter.com/donreisinger.


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