The Hacker’s Playbook Findings Report* reveals that cybercriminals are able to break into enterprise networks with malware on average 60% of the time. Michael Patterson, CEO at Plixer commented below.

Michael Patterson, CEO at Plixer:

“Malware penetration during targeted cybersecurity attacks are this high for a couple of reasons. The first is the massive number of attack vectors for more sophisticated malware to compromise. It is simply impossible to prevent every attack. The second is that hackers have gotten very good at crafting convincing phishing emails. Millions of records of personally identifiable information (PII) have been stolen and sold on the dark web. Access to this data provides hackers with information they can use for better social engineering attacks. Not only are success rates for attacks going up but, after a breach, attackers are able to navigate laterally throughout an organization 70% of the time. It is essential for organizations to implement Network Traffic Analytics systems to identify breaches and lateral movement, as well and provide the forensic data needed for effective incident response to these inevitable breaches.”

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