Spyware beat out viruses, worms, and browser-embedded attacks when 1,070 companies were asked to rank their biggest IT security concern in 2007. Lack of user awareness ranked second, according to the survey from the Computer Technology Industry Association. Viruses and worms ranked third and browser-based attacks were fourth on the list.
The 2014 Security Threat Report from Sophos explores the latest trends in cybersecurity and the most malicious threats to enterprises, government, and individuals on a global scale. The report looks at risks like targeted threats to financial accounts, Android malware, and the end of support updates for Microsoft’s Windows XP operating system.
Since 9-11, there have been more than 200 U.S.-based al Qaeda violent extremists arrested over a combination of 60-plus attempted and successful plots. In response, the Muslim Public Affairs Council has released the Safe Spaces Initiative: Tools for Developing Healthy Communities to help community leaders prevent extremist ideas from turning into dangerous actions.