UAE Most Malware-Contaminated Country in ME; Trend Micro
Trend Micro, which recently conducted a survey within Middle East (ME), found that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is most malware infected (more than 34%) among all countries within the region, published gulfbusiness.com dated October 22, 2013.
Over the past twelve months, according to the survey, there's been a full 100% contamination while 20 percent organizations encountered a mean of 3 online-hacks.
Of the total online-hacks, 70% sourced from malware (different forms of intrusive else aggressive software).
Furthermore, enterprises numbered 10 percent were concerned of insider attacks, with data leakage being the foremost worry and 26 percent reporting the latter as the key worry regarding their security maintenance. Next most severe security concern was e-mails causing infections, according to 25 percent of businesses, whereas merely 8 percent cited hacking risks as their chief concern.
Regarding malware infection number, the country within ME following UAE is Saudi Arabia with 18% of all infections.
According to Trend Micro's Vice President Ihab Moawad for Mediterranean, Middle East & Africa, the ME is witnessing an exponential growth in social as well as business communications on the Internet. Disturbingly, crime-operations provide huge profits and it's increasing at a more rapid pace online, with fresh malicious programs getting unleashed repeatedly within a gap of just seconds, Moawad analyzes. Tradearabia.com published this, October 20, 2013.
Therefore, according to Moawad, installing the precise software for online security works to be foremost measure towards safeguarding enterprises. Frightening lapses have been observed within security inside ME. Government and business organizations seek security software solely when they've become infected, however, the destruction by then has already happened, the expert explains. Bi-me.com published this, October 22, 2013.
Moawad further explains that the online contaminations within the region keep on increasing from year-to-year. With increased dependence on the Internet, cyber-dangers are inevitable to grow. Therefore, people must be educated as well as remain better safeguarded as otherwise the consequences facing organizations and individuals will be greater than what they can allow, the expert adds.
Notably, participants in the 6-month long survey included IT managers, CIOs, company consultants and system engineers from ME and North Africa.
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