Protect Your Organization From Increasing Identity Thefts And Malware Infestations – Chuck Leaver

This post has been written by Chuck Leaver, Chief Executive Officer Ziften Technologies.

In a report it was revealed that breaches of consumer data implies that there are more and more identity thefts being performed nowadays. This is extremely worrying for everybody.

The report was performed by the National Consumers League and it exposes that in the year 2013, around 33% of customer data breaches led to identity fraud, and this means that the statistic has actually tripled since the year 2010. This worrying increase can be explained by some clear reasons. Cyber criminals are using a lot more advanced strategies now and there is a lack of cyber attack laws that force companies to divulge when they have had an attack. To make matters even worse there are very few companies using endpoint detection and response systems to protect their data. All of this means that we are entering a climate where customers are finding that their data is continuously under attack by unethical hackers.

John Breyault, who is a member of the National Consumers League, specified that cyber attack breach legislation like the one operating in California can help with the reduction of breach fall outs by mandating the organizations that have been infiltrated to rapidly get the word out.

He went on to state that after a breach timely notification is required so that people can perform a “damage analysis” once they learn about an attack. This is everyone’s right and at the moment the type of issue that would set a notification in motion stays really broad.

Sadly, it is not just identification theft that is under the spotlight. Another report highlighted that malware is now more prevalent than it ever was.


Every Third Computer system Has A Malware Infection According To A Report


The Anti Phishing Workers Group published a report stating that malware was most likely to be present in up to a third of the computers across the world by the last quarter of 2013. This is a significant boost when compared with the previous quarter states Tech News World. The technical director of a security lab that investigates cyber attacks, Luis Corons, said that brand-new malware strains are being created at a very fast pace and that malware infections could increase even further.

He mentioned that the development of new malware samples has just skyrocketed and it has doubled from the last quarter of 2013 to the very first quarter of 2014.

The findings of these 2 reports highlights that there is no space for complacency in companies when it concerns security. Every company has to sure up its endpoint detection and response systems or deal with the fact that a cyber attack is increasingly most likely to be coming their way.





By Chuck Leaver


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