MALWARE SPIKES TO RECORD VOLUME

March 13, 2019

10.52 Billion MALWARE SPIKES TO RECORD VOLUME malware attacks were logged by SonicWall in 2018 — the most ever on record. Since 2016, global malware attacks are up 33.4 percent.

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Layer8 is a provider of information security and compliance management solutions to large and small businesses in Portugal and abroad. Layer8 analyzes, protects and validates organization’s data management infrastructure, from the network to the application layer to ensure the protection of information and compliance with industry standards and regulations. Gathered experience from financial institutions, large and small retailers, energy & utilities, telecommunications sector , business service firms, government agencies and many others. The company’s solutions include managed security services, audit & compliance management, and 24x7 support.

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