New research from Check Point has revealed that among other things, employees download new malware every four seconds.
This finding comes after the company’s release of two research projects titled the Check Point 2016 Security Report and Exploits at the Endpoint: SANS 2016 Threat Landscape Study.
This research reveals critical challenges and key recommendations for IT leaders, as businesses continue to build-up protections against evolving cyber threats.
Check Point researchers analysed the activity of more than 31,000 Check Point gateways worldwide, which the company says revealed details on what enterprises are encountering in known and unknown malware, attack trends, and the impact of more mobile devices in the enterprise.
Researchers were also able to measure the impact successful breaches have had on organisations, and the added expenses that go beyond remediation costs.
Amnon Bar-Lev, president of Check Point, says that with billions of new connections formed every minute, the world is more globally linked than ever.
“Innovations like cloud, mobility and IoT are changing the way we deploy, the way we consume, and the way we secure technology,” he says.
“More and more malware is being put into our ecosystem that traditional security techniques are powerless to prevent,” explains Bar-Lev.
“Given this, staying a leader requires being one step ahead of things you cannot see, know or control – and preventing attacks before they happen.”
According to Check Point, both reports present a comprehensive view of the entire threat landscape - from the network to the endpoint - offering key findings that include:
Both reports conclude that in order for organisations to be fully prepared, they need to have a best-of-breed architecture.