More companies are taking advantage of the versatility and connectivity offered by iPhones, Android devices, and tablets. Unfortunately, many are finding that perfect app—the app that can streamline their workflow or empower their sales team, while also protecting them from the latest security threats—simply does not exist. Ransomware remains a resilient, lucrative form of attack that shows no signs of slowing. As companies look toward 2020, we take a look at SonicWall’s midyear Cyber Threat Report and learn how companies can better defend networks, applications and sensitive information.
SonicWall has announced the findings from its mid-year update of the 2019 “Cyber Threat Report”, based on data from more than 1 million international security sensors in over 200 countries.
Here are three key takeaways:
- In 2018, global malware volume hit a record-breaking 10.52 billion attacks, the most ever recorded. Fortunately, during the first six months of 2019, that trend slowed — at least somewhat. SonicWall recorded 4.8 billion attacks, a 20% drop compared to the same time period last year.
- Encrypted Threats Intensifying: Through the first six months of 2019, SonicWall has registered 2.4 million encrypted attacks, almost eclipsing the 2018 full-year total in half the time. This marks a 76% year-to-date increase.
- IoT Malware is Surging: The speed and ferocity in which IoT devices are being compromised to deliver malware payloads is alarming. In 2017, SonicWall logged just 10.3 million IoT attacks. Last year, that number skyrocketed 215.7% to 32.7 million. In the first half of 2019, SonicWall Capture Labs threat researchers have already recorded 13.5 million IoT attacks.
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Partnering with a company who understands the ins and outs of developing an app, as well as how to combat these security threats is key. Contact us if you are interested in adding mobile computing to your business. We’re here to help your business work harder and maximize resources, while staying secure.