The purpose of this research is to focus on how organizations can improve their ability to defend against web-borne malware.
In this study, we define web-borne malware as malware that attacks and infiltrates a user’s insecure browser.
We surveyed 645 IT and IT security practitioners who are familiar and involved in their company’s efforts to detect and contain malware. Survey participants were from U.S. businesses with an average of more than 14,000 employees. All of the organizations represented in this research have built a multilayer defense-in-depth architecture in an effort to prevent these types of attacks.
Despite having such technologies in place, over the past 12 months, these organizations experienced an average of 51 security breaches because of a failure in malware detection technology. The findings also reveal the average cost to respond to and remediate just one security breach because of a failure in malware detection technology is approximately $62,000. This means organizations could have spent an average of $3.2 million to remediate a security breach caused by web-borne malware.
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