Websense released their annual Threat Report, which is interesting if you want to know what’s really happening in the criminal cyber landscape. Here are a few highlights, with a link to the full report below.
Despite the increase in data breaches, the total volume of malware threats is actually 5.1 percent less compared to 2013. They logged a whopping 3.96 billion security threats in 2014 though.
The Websense numbers again show that the human is the weak link in IT security. Around one in three (30%) of end-users click through a malicious URL in an email even though they have been warned of the danger. "End users are increasingly desensitized from the warnings, don’t feel responsible and still lack enterprise-driven education," according to Websense.