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Risk Report Finds “Sharp Increase” in Browser Exploits

DATA PROTECTION

September 21, 2012

InfoSecurity reports that the results of the IBM X-Force 2012 Mid-Year Trend and Risk Report suggest “the landscape has seen a sharp increase in browser-related exploits…along with renewed concerns around social media password security and continued disparity in mobile devices and corporate bring-your-own-device (BYOD) programs.” The report notes an upward trend in vulnerabilities. “We’ve seen an increase in the number of sophisticated and targeted attacks,” said IBM’s Clinton McFadden, adding, "As long as these targets remain lucrative, the attacks will keep coming and in response, organizations should take proactive approaches to better protect their enterprises and data." Editor's Note: The IAPP's recent web conference The Implications of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) offers additional insights into the issues surrounding BYOD.
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