The SonicWall Report
This week, SonicWall released their annual Cyber Threat Report. SonicWall is one of our premier partners in providing firewalls and other cybersecurity services. SonicWall has been in the digital security industry for years and is on the frontline of the battle with cyber threats.
Because their systems are constantly monitoring and blocking digital threats, they are able to gather tremendous amounts of data and gain some interesting insights. SonicWall has compiled the data from the past year into the 2018 Cyber Threat Report. It’s free to download and very interesting, check it out!
Also, be sure to check out some of the other resources SonicWall has put together, like their data visualization of live cyber threats.
A Few Key Takeaways
There are more variants of ransomware than ever, and they keep growing. Ransomware has been in the news a lot lately and it poses a major threat to businesses. There are more variations of ransomware being created every day. It’s important to have a system in place that can keep up with these changes.
Law enforcement is helping to disrupt cybercrime. Arrests of key malware and exploit kit authors are making a significant dent in the scale, volume and success of cyber attacks. In response, cybercriminals are being more careful with how they conduct business.
Hackers are using encryption to hide their cyber attacks. While encrypting traffic is a necessary practice, it can also cloak illegal or malicious traffic. For the first time ever, the 2018 SonicWall Cyber Threat Report offers real-world data from SonicWall Capture Labs that unmasks the volume of malware and other exploits hidden in encrypted sessions.
If you haven’t thought about cybersecurityin your business, or how an expert managed IT services provider could help your business, now is the time. This report shows that although a lot of improvements have been made to stop cybercrime, hackers are still finding ways to exploit your data. Make cybersecurity a priority. Get a plan in place and find a cybersecurity professional that can help protect against and prevent attacks from happening.