Chuck Leaver – With Identity Fraud And Malware Cases Up It’s Time To Protect Your Network

This post has actually been composed by Chuck Leaver, Chief Executive Officer Ziften Technologies.


In a report it was revealed that breaches of customer data means that there are increasingly more identity thefts being carried out these days. This is really disconcerting for everyone.

The report was carried out by the National Consumers League and it exposes that in the year 2013, around 33% of consumer data breaches caused identity fraud, and this means that the figure has tripled since 2010. This worrying rise can be explained by some clear reasons. Cyber lawbreakers are using much more sophisticated techniques now and there is a lack of cyber attack laws that force organizations to divulge when they have had an attack. To make matters worse there are not many companies using endpoint detection and response systems to safeguard their data. All of this means that we are entering a climate where consumers are finding that their data is continuously under attack by dishonest hackers.

John Breyault, who belongs to the National Consumers League, stated that cyber attack breach legislation like the one operating in California can assist with the reduction of breach fall outs by mandating the organizations that have been infiltrated to rapidly get the word out.

He went on to say that after a breach prompt notice is required so that individuals can conduct a “damage analysis” once they understand about a breach. This is everybody’s right and at the moment the kind of issue that would set a notification in motion remains very broad.

Regrettably, it is not only identification theft that is under the spotlight. Another report highlighted that malware is now more common than it ever was.


Every Third Computer system Has A Malware Infestation Revealed In A Report


The Anti Phishing Workers Group released a report stating that malware was likely to be present in as much as a 3rd of the computer systems across the world by the last quarter of 2013. This is a significant boost when compared to the previous quarter says Tech News World. The technical director of a security lab that investigates cyber attacks, Luis Corons, stated that new malware strains are being developed at a very fast pace and that malware infections could increase even further.

He stated that the development of brand-new malware samples has actually just escalated and it has doubled from the final quarter of 2013 to the very first quarter of 2014.

The findings of these 2 reports highlights that there is no room for complacency in organizations when it pertains to security. Every company needs to sure up its endpoint detection and response systems or face the fact that a cyber attack is significantly most likely to be coming their way.


Chuck Leaver, Ziften CEO