Go. Read the article.
Anti-virus software vendors like to proclaim that their products achieve success rates in the 90%+ range. This is false and misleading.
It is inconceivable that end users (and many corporate entities) still believe that AV software is the catch all for security.
A 50% success rate is unacceptable. It is a coin toss – 50/50 chance – that your network is secure.
“The average delay in detection and remediation was 54 days.”
54 days?! Two months?!
The bottom line here is that Malware created for non-commercial purposes simply does not exist anymore. It hasn’t in over two years.
Modern Malware is specifically designed to operate quietly and unobtrusively for as long as possible. The bad guys are after our social insurance numbers, credit card numbers, bank account details, credit equity, customer lists, a jump on the quarterly earnings, our emails, online payment accounts, access to our social network of friends, ANYTHING they can get their hands on.
Think about it: the average delay in detection is 54 days. For almost two months the bad guys have access to your system.
This isn’t like having your house robbed.
It’s like having your house broken into and the robbers moving in and hiding in your closet for two months.
From home users to large corporate networks, we must – MUST – move beyond our tired notions of network security. The bad guys are always evolving, adapting their Malware to evade detection and improve levels of compromise. Why haven’t the good guys evolved?
The numbers speak for themselves:
“About 3 to 5 percent of all systems in an enterprise are infected with bot-related malware — even within organizations running up-to-date antimalware tools.”
“Antivirus software immediately discovered only 53 percent of malware samples.”
“Another 32 percent were found later on, and 15 percent were not detected at all.”
Now you may be thinking that 15% doesn’t sound like a lot, that maybe that’s an acceptable level of risk. Consider this:
Security researchers around the world analyze anywhere from 20-30,000 pieces of Malware every day. Every day!
The Shadowserver Foundation has analyzed over 19 million Malware samples in the past 12 months alone.
15% of 19 million is a big number.
You really want to take that chance?