Best practices for protecting against phishing, ransomware and email fraud

Best Practices for Protecting Against Phishing, Ransomware and Email Fraud explores the difficult times that security teams and the organisations they support are facing in 2018.

Over a year on from the NotPetya cyberattack, enterprises are ever increasingly aware of the security measures they must take.

The progressively complex threat landscape, from malware to phishing and email fraud, will unsurprisingly see security spending increase by an average of 7% from last year.

What is surprising is that most decision makers have little confidence that their security infrastructure can adequately address these threats.

Supported by a survey of global IT leaders, this white paper looks at the wide range of security incidents plaguing organisations and the steps that can be taken to combat them:

Cryptocurrency mining on endpoints increased by 8,500% during 2017 and the trend is accelerating

The practice of injecting malware into software updates increased by 200% during 2017

The number of web application vulnerabilities increased by 212% in 2017. In February 2018, there was one phishing attempt in every 3,331 emails and one piece of malware for every 645 emails

The one-year period that ended in March 2018 saw an overall increase in the volume of spam traversing the Internet, with enormous spikes occurring in early 2018