Which security software products should you install to protect your enterprise from cyber attacks?
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Security software companies such as Symantec and Avast are among the most prolific users of antivirus software, but that doesn’t mean they have all the answers.
Some of the biggest players in the security software business are also the most vulnerable to cyber attacks, according to a new study from security firm Kaspersky Lab.
While many of these firms are focused on security solutions, some are more concerned about the impact that attacks on the internet and mobile devices have on corporate operations.
In a study released in March, Kasperskin said it had identified 4,500 security software vendors who have been breached at least once and that the number is rising.
It also noted that the breach rate has remained relatively low despite the growing threats that cybersecurity experts have been calling for.
For example, there were only seven security software providers that were breached more than 10 times during the previous five years, according the report.
Kasperski said that its analysis found that while companies like Symantep and Avasta had been breached less frequently than most, they still had vulnerabilities that needed to be addressed.
The report highlighted several ways in which cyber attackers are targeting security software, including exploits for the open source code used in the software.
One of those exploits, the Emsisoft CryptoLocker exploit, has been dubbed the most widely exploited of all the vulnerabilities that were found.
The researchers also found that security software that is used by corporate and government entities is not immune to cyberattacks.
For instance, a security tool developed by Microsoft and used by a number of major organizations, Symantech, was attacked by attackers who used a technique known as Cross-Site Scripting (XSS).
XSS is a common security vulnerability that allows an attacker to inject a specially crafted document into a web page that is intended to display malicious content.
The malicious content is usually crafted to exploit weaknesses in a company’s systems or network infrastructure.
Kapsersky’s study also found evidence that companies are using malicious software to penetrate corporate networks.
While some companies use anti-malware software, others use spyware and ransomware to access corporate networks, the researchers noted.
This is an issue that has been widely addressed in recent years by antivirus programs, Kapserky said.
However, the report also highlighted some new problems that companies continue to face.
For one, the number of attackers who were targeting the internet for their malicious attacks has decreased.
However the threat of attacks on corporate networks has been increasing, the research found.
Another concern is the impact of cyberattacks on the way that companies communicate.
Kapseserky found that it was common for companies to use Skype, Google Hangouts, and other communication apps to communicate with each other, even if these apps were not specifically designed to protect their corporate networks from cyberattacks, the company said.
This was especially true when companies were in the middle of deploying new systems or updating their networks.
However it’s important to remember that cyberattacks can happen at any time, Kapses, the lead researcher of the report, said.
As the world of IT and the internet has become more secure, companies have become more focused on how to protect themselves from cyberattack, KAPSERK said.
While Kaspersk’s report does not specifically address cybersecurity issues within the enterprise, it does highlight the importance of companies adopting the best practices for protecting their networks, Kappserky added.
Security software companies such as Symantec and Avast are among the most prolific users of antivirus software, but that doesn’t…
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