WannaCry has the ability to spread itself within corporate networks, without user interaction, by exploiting a known vulnerability in Microsoft Windows.
As cybercriminals continue employing increasingly sophisticated methods to compromise their targets, security is no longer about if but when a company will be hit by a data breach, according to Symantec.
It’s only normal for business leaders to be concerned about the ROI on any money they spend, but that’s missing the point when it comes to cybersecurity, says an IDC analyst.
In 2013, there was a 62% increase in the number of data breaches globally from the previous year, resulting in more than 552 million identities being exposed, according to the latest Symantec Internet Security Threat Report.
Symantec has announced new additions to protect organisations from targeted attacks, including Disarm technology in Symantec Messaging Gateway and the addition of Network Threat Protection in Symantec Endpoint Protection for Mac computers.
The recent Symantec Corp Internet Security Threat Report, Volume 18 (ISTR) revealed a 42% surge during 2012 in targeted attacks globally compared with the previous year.