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5 Most Dangerous Malware Trends of 2014

How can managed service providers (MSPs) protect sensitive data against malware? IBM (IBM) company Trusteer offers insight into five of this year's most dangerous malware trends and how MSPs can safeguard their critical data against various security threats.

Dan Kobialka

August 29, 2014

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Malware can be a serious problem for managed service providers (MSPs) and their customers. Just take a look at some of the recent research.

McAfee Labs researchers, for example, said they expected mobile malware to drive growth “in both technical innovation and the volume of attacks in overall malware in 2014.”

Amit Klein, chief technology officer at IBM (IBM) company Trusteer, also noted malware is now “almost a commodity,” and as a result, cyber criminals can quickly launch targeted attacks against MSPs.

“Malware is still the most dangerous threat to enterprises, end users and financial institutions. Its success has spawned improved detection and prevention technologies that continue to threaten malware’s existence,” Klein wrote in a blog post. “This has forced cyber criminals to evolve their own technologies in order to stay ahead of security vendors.”

How can MSPs protect their sensitive data against malware? Trusteer recently offered insight into five of this year’s most dangerous malware trends and how MSPs can safeguard their critical data against various security threats.

Also, I welcome your thoughts via Twitter @dkobialka or email at [email protected].

About the Author(s)

Dan Kobialka

Contributing writer, Penton Technology

Dan Kobialka is a contributing writer for MSPmentor and Talkin' Cloud. In the past, he has produced content for numerous print and online publications, including the Boston Business Journal, Boston Herald and Patch.com. Dan holds a M.A. in Print and Multimedia Journalism from Emerson College and a B.A. in English from Bridgewater State College (now Bridgewater State University). In his free time, Kobialka enjoys jogging, traveling, playing sports, touring breweries and watching football (Go Patriots!).  

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