US financial organizations are at increased risk of falling victim to cyber attacks, according to a new report by cybersecurity rating and continuous risk monitoring firm SecurityScorecard. The firm’s research revealed that 75% of the top 20 commercial banks in the US were infected by malware. Lamar Bailey, Sr. Director, Security R&D at Tripwire commented below.
Lamar Bailey, Sr. Director, Security R&D at Tripwire:
“Every organization is at risk, this is not just targeted at the financial. Looking at almost any industry will reveal similar percentages because attackers are going after any and every target they can find. The prevailing process is to gather as much data as possible and then see how to use it for financial or political gain.”