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IoT, chip processors emerging as new cyber battlegrounds – report

05 Jun 18

The number of types of ransomware variants in play increased by 101 percent in 2017, a report has found.

SonicWall’s Cyber Threat Report inferred that this may mark a pivot point for threat actors as they’ve exhausted the capabilities of standard ransomware and need a new approach.

The report gathered information from over a million security sensors in nearly 200 countries and territories.

Ransomware, in particular, has become part of the mainstream understanding of cybersecurity because of its ability to successfully and simultaneously target large organisations, small business, and individuals.

“The cyber arms race affects every government, business, organisation and individual. It cannot be won by any one of us,” says SonicWall CEO Bill Conner.

“Our latest proprietary data and findings show a series of strategic attacks and countermeasures as the cyber arms race continues to escalate.

“By sharing actionable intelligence, we collectively improve our business and security postures against today’s most malicious threats and criminals.”

To this end, Sonicwall has made the Cyber Threat Report widely available online.

The report contains critical insights that can help organisations leverage their strengths and resources to prepare better for threats.

  • Key advances in the security industry and cybercriminals
  • Exclusive data on the 2017 threat landscape
  • Security predictions for 2018
  • Cybersecurity guidelines and best practices
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