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91.5% of malware arrived over encrypted connections during Q2 2021

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The latest report from the WatchGuard shows an astonishing 91.5% of malware arriving over encrypted connections during Q2 2021. This is a dramatic increase over the previous quarter and means that any organization that isn’t examining encrypted HTTPS traffic at the perimeter is missing 9/10 of all malware.

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Researchers also found alarming surges across fileless malware threats, a dramatic growth in ransomware and a big increase in network attacks.

“With much of the world still firmly operating in a mobile or hybrid workforce model, the traditional network perimeter doesn’t always factor into the cybersecurity defence equation,” said Corey Nachreiner, CSO at WatchGuard.

“While a strong perimeter defence is still an...

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