Between April 2015 and March 2016, there were 2,315,931 reported ransomware attacks.
Ransomware is the biggest topic in the cybersecurity community right now – but this certainly doesn’t mean it’s a new concept. Malware capable of encrypting files on infected machines has existed since 1989, but today’s cyber attacks are far more sophisticated.
For 9 straight years now, Verizon has released the Data Breach Investigations Report to give cybersecurity professionals a detailed look into the threat landscape. The report is meant to help security teams keep up with increasingly sophisticated attackers.
As one half of the illusive 3.0 solution, Attacker View™ gives companies an opportunity to see their unique vulnerabilities to information security threats. This provides an advantage that most organizations have yet to benefit from in the cybersecurity context.
Cyber attackers only need one small crack in a security plan to invade and jeopardize an entire organization. As IBM and Ponemon Institute reported in their 2015 Cost of Data Breach Study: Global Analysis, this is becoming a costly problem for today’s businesses.
Over the past few years, zero-day attacks, which target software flaws, have generally been thought of as being on the rise. In fact, studies have found that from 2014-2015, the number of zero-day vulnerabilities discovered have increased by 125%.