According to new data from the Kaspersky Security Network (KSN) , small businesses faced eight times more ransomware attacks in the third quarter of 2016 than the third quarter of 2015.
MSP Mentor, By Dan Kobialka
Kaspersky Lab, Gartner (IT), Avira and Malwarebytes made this week's cut for top IT security stories to watch as the week develops.
As new IT cyber security threats such as malware, spam and viruses affect companies every day, nationwide managed services providers (MSPs) are faced with the task of providing services and solutions to assist these businesses. It's important, however, to stay up to date on new security issues as they arise; otherwise, an MSP could fall behind and put its customers at risk.
1. Kaspersky Lab unveils unified product line
Antivirus software provider Kaspersky Lab last week launched a unified product line for home users.
Kaspersky said the new release features solutions that are designed to protect users against cyber threats on Android, Apple OS X and Windows devices.
"The overall impact is always to deliver premium PC security by providing essential, real-time protection from the most advanced malware attacks," Kaspersky Consumer Product Marketing Manager Brett Schetzsle told MSPmentor. Read more.
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