According to researchers at AV-TEST, while the number of malware samples found decreased last year compared to 2015, those threats were more sophisticated than found before.

AV-TEST spotted 127.5 million malware samples in 2016, a 14% decrease from that of 2015 which identified 144 million malware samples.

While the number of samples is on the decline, security researchers warn these threats are becoming increasingly more sophisticated, as seen by the NotPetya and WannaCry ransomware attacks, the persistent attacks on IoT devices, and banking Trojans such as Dridex seen recently.

While most users are genuinely concerned about the risk of ransomware, this type of malware makes up less than one percent of the total share of Windows malware. AV-TEST noted that ransomware development peaked in the first quarter of 2017 with over 110,000 samples detected in April alone.

The company has also noted that the quantity of Windows malware has decreased, but the number of Mac OS samples have increased by 370% to 3,033 samples, the vast majority of which being Trojans.

In today’s threat landscape, it seems nearly impossible to protect against sophisticated cyber threats. To best protect enterprise networks, it’s vitally important organizations of all sizes are implementing threat intelligence solutions to protect against malicious malware and persistent threats.

With NNT Change Tracker Gen7, organizations come equipped with industry leading solutions like File Integrity Monitoring, Change & Configuration Management, Continuous Compliance, System Hardening & Vulnerability Management, and Breach Detection, helping them fight against these malicious cyber criminals.

 

Read this article on Security Week

 

 

 

 

 

NNT Suite of Products

change tracker gen7r2 logo

Combine industry leading Device Hardening, File Integrity Monitoring, Change Control, Configuration Management & Compliance Management into one easy to use solution that can scale to the most demanding environments!

fastcloud logo

Automatically evaluate and verify the authenticity of file changes in real-time with NNT FAST™ (File Approved-Safe Technology) Integrity Assurance.

log tracker logo logo

Comprehensive and easy to use security information & event log management with intelligent & self-learning correlation technology to highlight potentially harmful activity in seconds.

vulnerability tracker logo

Continuously scan and identify vulnerabilities with unparalleled accuracy and efficiency, protecting your IT assets on premises, in the cloud and mobile endpoints.

USA Offices
New Net Technologies LLC
Naples
Suite #10115, 9128 Strada Place
Naples, Florida, 34108
Atlanta
1175 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, Georgia, 30361.
Portland
4145 SW Watson, Suite 350
Beaverton, Oregon, 97005.

Tel: (844) 898-8358
email [email protected]
UK Office
New Net Technologies Ltd
Rivers Lodge, West Common
Harpenden, Hertfordshire
AL5 2JD

Tel: 01582 287310
email [email protected]
CIS benchmarking SEWP Cybersecurity 500Sans Institute Now Certified IBM Security
Copyright 2019, New Net Technologies LLC. All rights reserved. 
NNT and Change Tracker are registered trademarks of New Net Technologies LLC.
All other product, company names and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.