A Worrying Trend in Malware

Techworld reports a disturbing trend in the sophistication of malware. The problem is that it’s declining.

Alexander Gostev, Head of Kaspersky Lab, points out that higher volumes of low-quality malware are taxing the resources of security companies. The quality is down but the quantity is up.

This is bad news because we know that the capabilities and criminal motivation of determined attackers are steadily increasing. But the security experts are being bogged down by a large amount of noise. It’s a dangerous combination.

CISOs should ensure their organisations are well prepared for the possibility of a sophisticated, perhaps personalised attack. They should not rely on anti-virus companies continuing to respond in real-time to bail them out. Because the number of qualified experts is not infinite.

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