Thinking twice about shopping online and BYOD

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Cisco has recently published their annual security report that has some interesting and significant security findings for both security
companies and executives.
The study reports that “the majority of web
malware encounters actually occur via legitimate browsing of mainstream
websites. In other words, the majority of encounters happen in the places that
online users visit the most and think are safe.”
This means the assumption that malware
infections commonly result from bad sites like counterfeit software is a delusion.
Online shopping sites were identified by Cisco as being 21 times more likely to
deliver malicious content than counterfeit software sites. The Cisco report
also states that large organizations are 2.4 times more likely to encounter web
malware.
The Symantec Internet Security Threat Report volume 17,
which was also recently published, reports that “advanced targeted attacks are
spreading to organizations of all sizes and variety of personnel, data breaches
are increasing, and that attackers are focusing on mobile threats.”
Both reports identify a significant increase in mobile, specifically Andriod, malware from
2011. This indicates mobile devises are a tangible threat to all organizations.
Symantec clarified that the malware was being created for activities such as
data collection, sending content, and user tracking.
The increase in mobile attacks creates a
higher demand on security companies and security executives to protect these vulnerable
areas on networks.
Many security executives have added an
extra layer of protection to their security plan with Defence Intelligence’s Nemesis.
 Nemesis is able to protect all mobile
devices that are within a network, and can identify and sever malware
communications on legitimate sites, which have been compromised. This provides
security teams and traditional tools the time needed to respond and remediate.   
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