Endpoint security products are failing to provide adequate protection against today’s cyber security threats, specifically malware, according to a new report from security company Minerva Labs.
The company surveyed 600 IT security professionals in February 2018, and found that a majority of the respondents indicated a heightened concern of a major malware breach in the coming year.
Nearly half of the respondents surveyed (48 percent) said they have seen about the same number of malware infections than previous years while almost one-third (32 percent) said they have seen an increase in malware infections. Three-quarters of the respondents deemed their existing anti-malware products to be able to prevent no more than 70 percent of infections.
The malware evasion techniques that pose the biggest concern are avoidance of malware analysis and forensic tools (32 percent) followed by fileless or memory injection attacks (24 percent). Attacks that use malicious documents also raised concerns (cited by 24 percent).
Two-thirds of respondents (67 percent) were concerned that existing controls will not prevent a significant malware attack on endpoints. And the survey found that more than half of the organizations (53 percent) preferred adding a meaningful layer to their endpoint security rather than completely replacing their existing anti-virus software.
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