Symantec 2016 Internet Security Threat Report

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Symantec should be a household name when it comes to internet security by now. So when they release a report on security threats we should listen. The 2016 Internet Security Threat Report (ISTR) provides an overview and analysis of the year in global threat activity. The 81 page report is filled with graphs, tables, and infographics to show the trending upward movement of security threats over the past few years. Knowing how cyber criminals are threatening security is the first step to securing your information—and your company’s goals. From data breaches to digital extortion, the 2016 Symantec Internet Security Threat Report leverages an unparalleled amount of data and is the resource you need to quickly uncover digital threats. You can download the report.

Symantec maintains one of the world’s most comprehensive vulnerability databases, currently consisting of more than 74,180 recorded vulnerabilities (spanning more than two decades) from over 23,980 vendors representing over 71,470 products. The numbers don’t lie. Here are a few eye opening numbers you will find in the report.

  • Symantec discovered more than 430 million new unique pieces of malware in 2015, up 36 percent from the year before.
  • A New Zero-Day Vulnerability Was Discovered on Average Each Week in 2015
  • Over Half a Billion Personal Records Were Stolen or Lost in 2015
  • Ransomware Increased 35 Percent in 2015
  • Symantec Blocked 100 Million Fake Technical Support Scams in 2015

Join Symantec in their upcoming webcast – Key Findings from Symantec’s 2016 Internet Security Threat Report
Live online May 3 12:00 pm ET
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Presented by Kevin Haley, Director, Symantec Security Response