Cybercrime on an upward spiral

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SummaryIt is an all-too-common headline: Prominent website brought down by attackers.

are being invented every day,” he adds.

Martin says that enterprises of all sizes face increasing challenges in maintaining effective IT security, from the exponential growth of data and rapid adoption of cloud-based solutions, to the increased presence of consumer devices brought into the enterprise environment. “SonicWall expands Dell’s rapidly growing security software and services portfolio, which includes security services, cloud security solutions, data encryption solutions and vulnerability and patch management.”

If an enterprise does business anywhere on the internet, it is likely not a question of if, but when it will be targeted by a cyber attack. Yet there is much IT can do to minimise and deflect the impact. “It is important that businesses are aware and take proactive steps to prevent becoming the next victim of a cyber attack,” he summarises.

VIRTUAL MESS

* The total number of data breaches (100) in 2012 has already surpassed the figure for the entire 2011 calendar year

* Online financial fraud attacks have spread worldwide in Q3 2012

* Mobile malware shows steady growth, while the Android platform remains the largest target

* Ransomware, which extorts money from its victims, becomes one of the fastest-growing areas of cybercrime

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