In our digital age, data breaches are more common – and potentially more harmful – than ever. Fast, thorough breach detection is vital to ensuring the integrity of your customer’s and business’s data . But what is a data breach and what is its true impact? What steps can a business take to bridge the gap between prevention and incident response? Review this infographic or a step-by-step explanation of data breach risks and the value of breach detection and defense.
The Damballa Q2 2014 “State of Infections” report revisits the state of the enterprise under attack and trends in threats seen in the second quarter of 2014. Ransomware was a big mover this quarter, appearing nearly everywhere, grabbing international headlines and showing vigorous activity. Unlike traditional malware, which conducts its criminal activity in the background, ransomware is essentially a cyber stick-up. The victim is immediately locked out of their computer. Most will not regain control even if they pay the ransom demand.
The recent breaches of Target, Home Depot, JP Morgan Chase and Sony Pictures are examples of how destructive malware can be to an organization’s reputation and financial stability. The Ponemon Institute conducted research to understand how much money organizations are spending in their efforts to stop malware driven attacks from stealing high value and confidential data.