IT leaders routinely refer to malware as the number one security threat they face. In terms of volume, they are spot on. By understanding the nature of the threat in detail, enterprises will be able to make the right decisions to protect their information assets.
Malware Growing in Leaps and Bounds
Malware, threats such as viruses, worms and Trojan horses, is the most common threat enterprises face. Threat counts have increased year over year, but generally at a steady pace. That pace has accelerated rapidly over the last year, however, as shown in Figure 1.