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Web Threats Expose Businesses to Data Loss Commissioned Study

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Executive Summary

Webroot recently conducted research to assess the state of the Web security layer in organizations throughout the United States and the United Kingdom. The study—which focused on companies that currently have a Web security solution or plan to deploy one in 2013—found that Web-borne attacks are impacting businesses, with the majority of them reporting significant impacts in the form of increased help desk time, reduced employee productivity and disruption of business activities.

Key findings include:

  • 8 in 10 companies experienced one or more kinds of Web-borne attacks in 2012.
  • 88% of Web security administrators say Web browsing is a serious malware risk to their firm.
  • Phishing is the most prevalent Web-borne attack, affecting 55% of companies.
Read what Web-security decision makers have to say, and what organisations are doing to to reduce the risks associated with this rapidly changing threat landscape

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