Halloween horror movies are scary, but the world is full of even more frightening threats, especially when it comes to cybersecurity. Supply chain pros, who handle plenty of sensitive customer data and corporate intellectual property (IP), are a natural target for hackers—so it's important to understand what monsters might be lurking on the Internet, in email, or even already in your server or workstation.
To close out National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we thought we'd offer a quick look at the most common monsters that might attack the average computer. Fortunately, corporate users are becoming more and more aware of the issues.
In fact, information security budgets at U.S. companies have grown at almost double the rate of IT budgets over the last two years, according to the PwC Global State of Information Security Survey 2015. The cyber security market is estimated to grow to $170 billion (USD) by 2020, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 9.8% from 2015 to 2020, according to a report from Markets and Markets.
The infographic below from N-Able offers a portrait of some of the scariest malware monsters. Take a look and remember to stay safe this Halloween and beyond.
— Hailey Lynne McKeefry, Editor in Chief, EBN