Known and Unknown Malware Continues to Grow

By Karen A. Frenkel  |  Posted 08-03-2015 Email

A huge increase in zero-day attacks in 2014 on enterprise networks and mobile devices slammed companies, according to a new report by Check Point Research. There were 106 downloads of malware per hour compared to 2.2 per hour in 2013. "Only by arming themselves with a combination of knowledge and strong security solutions can organizations truly protect themselves against these evolving threats," said Amnon Bar-Lev, president of Check Point Software Technologies, "By making security a critical asset to your business, you can turn security into an enabler [so that you] unlock innovation and foster an environment for high performance and productivity." The report, "Check Point 2015 Security Report," provides insight into major security events which organizations experienced and recommends how to prevent them. The study is an in-depth analysis of security events found at 1,300 businesses in all industries worldwide. They were discovered through Check Point ThreatCloud, which is connected to security gateways of 16,000 organizations and 3,000 other gateways reporting to Check Point Threat Emulation Cloud. The report analyzed 300,000 hours of monitored network traffic and 1 million smartphones.

Karen A. Frenkel writes about technology and innovation and lives in New York City.


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