Financial services firms and energy companies - two industries highly targeted by cybercriminals - must move quickly to address their cybersecurity deficiencies and shore up their defenses against advanced malware threats.
The research reveals:
- 72% of U.S. financial services and energy firms say they expect a cyber-attack in the next 12 months;
- 34% of respondents say their endpoints have been infected in the last 12 months by malware that evaded detection by traditional signature-based defenses such as antivirus, email security or firewalls;
- 61% of energy firms say email is the biggest threat vector for malware, while 42% of financial services firms say it is the web.