The Security Threat Landscape: Where We Were and Where We're Going
We will remember 2010 as a year in which our interaction with technology, and with each other, evolved due to the widespread adoption of social media and the use of innovative mobile devices.
Today, users are the content. Driving the growth, and at the same time being driven by it, the explosion in mobile computing is expanding the impact of the social web. And, the way that content is shared and accessed is now the core of a new global culture, affecting and combining the spheres of personal and business life.
Of course, this evolution of technology is closely tracked by the "bad guys" willing to exploit weaknesses in our technologies and ourselves.
95,000—that's the number of malware pieces analyzed by SophosLabs every day in 2010, nearly doubling the number of malware pieces we tracked in 2009. This accounts for one unique file every 0.9 seconds, 24 hours per day, each day of the year. It's a clear sign that the malware threat continues to grow at an alarming rate.
To defend against these attacks, organizations and users must strengthen their defenses and get proper malware protection in place.
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