A national security and privacy survey sponsored by CA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CA – News) and conducted by The Strategic Counsel showed that security threats from within an organization now are a bigger problem than attacks from external sources.
At the same time, the number of U.S. organizations reporting loss of confidential data and reduced customer satisfaction has increased by 55 percent and 65 percent, respectively, in the past two years. According to the CA 2008 Security and Privacy Survey, in 2008 more than 34 percent of organizations reported a loss of confidential information as a result of security attacks and breaches, up from 22 percent in 2006.
Spyware and other threats are responsible for a range of ills from slow PCs and clogged networks to annoying ads and identity theft. Businesses and other organizations need to protect themselves against the growing threats from spyware and other malicious software. At a minimum, this type of malware causes computers to run slowly or crash. [...]
The latest Internet Security Report issued by CA, Inc. outlines the top online threats for 2008 and also reports on malware trends from 2007. The study, based on data compiled by CA‘s Global Security Advisor researchers, forewarns that online gamers, social networks and high-profile events like the U.S. presidential elections and the Beijing Olympics are among the top targets for nefarious online attacks in 2008. See the full report and related guides Â»