SonicWall Annual Threat Report Highlights Advances Made by Both Security Professionals and Cyber Criminals
According to the 2017 SonicWall Annual Threat Report, 2016 could be considered a highly successful year from the perspective of both security professionals and cyber criminals. Unlike in years past, SonicWall saw the volume of unique malware samples collected fall to 60 million compared with 64 million in 2015, a 6.25 percent decrease. Total malware attack attempts dropped for the first time in years to 7.87 billion from 8.19 billion in 2015. However, cyber criminals garnered quick payoffs from ransomware: attacks grew by 167 times year-over-year. Read the full report to learn more about the 2016 threat landscape, predictions for 2017 and best practices for an effective security program.