2021 Malware Report [Sangfor]

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Malware, and especially ransomware, are among the most destructive security threats affecting organizations of all sizes, from SMBs to large enterprises and government agencies.

Malware is continuously evolving and organizations are facing significant challenges in protecting their IT environments against new types of viruses, worms, spyware, ransomware, and crypto-jacking malware.

The 2022 Malware Report was produced by Cybersecurity Insiders and Sangfor to reveal the latest malware security trends, challenges, and investment priorities.

Key findings include:

• The attack landscape is getting worse, not better. Most businesses (86%) feel an attack on their organization is likely within the next 12-months.

• A majority of organizations (72%) see remote work as a moderate to extreme risk for ransomware attacks. 39% confirm they suffered from ransomware attacks in the past, and a significant majority of 64% are not confident in their ability to detect and block an attack.

• Of those experiencing an attack, 79% think they can recover within a few days. Only 49% think they can contain the infection.

• Attacks significantly impact business and operations. 59% suffered productivity loss, followed by system downtime (41%) and data and revenue loss (28%).

• 68% of security professionals indicate they want their endpoint security to be able to block encryption. However, 86% of those attacked had to recover their data in some way after encryption.

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We hope you find this report informative and helpful as you continue your efforts in securing your organizations against evolving malware threats.

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