Friday, April 27, 2012

Cool Technology of the Week

As IT departments throughout the country work to protect the privacy of and ensure the data integrity of patient records, it's important to understand the threats we all face.

Websense has issued their 2012 threat report, which I recommend you download and read (it's free)

You'll discover that in 2012
• 82% of web-based malware is hosted on compromised legitimate hosts
• 55% of data-stealing malware communications are web-based
• 43% of the activity inside of Facebook is categorized as streaming media
• 60% of phishing attacks are hosted in the United States
• 36% of malware is hosted in the United States

IT departments are challenged with protecting security with sometimes unpopular policies and difficult to use technologies.  It's very cool to see the 2012 threat report which validates the work we have to do.


Alan said...

Also worth looking at is the latest Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report.

Anonymous said...

I agree - the Websense report typically focuses on Web-based report, so one should consider all vectors when examining risk. McAfee also produces a quarterly threat report: