As one of the world’s largest and most effective Internet security applications, Symantec provides extremely insightful analysis of the threat profile facing us today. I eagerly await their Internet Security Threat Report (ISTR) because it is based on real-world data compiled by Symantec rather than theoretical observation. They are in the trenches every single day blocking attacks, stopping intrusions, and keeping us safe from a deluge of cybersecurity threats.

Just as we all predicted last year, AI, IoT, and Cloud threats have proliferated. And the statistics are more concerning than ever…

– 1 in 10 URLs are malicious

– Mobile device ransomware up 33%

– Cryptojacking down 52% as the value of cryptocurrency falls

– Supply chain attacks up 78%

– 48% of malicious email attachments are Microsoft Office files

As always, employees at small companies were far more likely to become victims of spam, phishing, and malware than the employees at larger corporations. Without elaborate training resources, small companies are still struggling to keep their employees aware of the threats and educated in how to prevent them.

Download your free copy of the 2019 Symantec Internet Security Threat Report here. And always call us at SineTech at 906-341-0018 if you have any concerns about cybersecurity in your business.