Highlights the growing threat to Enterprise Security with its Quarterly
With 40% of total malware detection, the IT/ITES industry amongst the most
vulnerable; organisations in manufacturing, education, and hospitality also at
Cryptojacking emerges as a fast-growing threat vector with over 24,000 hits
on a daily basis
New Delhi, December 26, 2018: Seqrite, a specialist provider of enterprise security and data protection solutions, has underlined the growing risk that the escalating evolution of the threat landscape poses to Indian organisations with the launch of its Quarterly Threat Report. The report reveals the latest enterprise security threats and trends identified by Seqrite during the third quarter of 2018. Seqrite is the enterprise arm of Quick Heal Technologies, one of the leading providers of cybersecurity solutions.
most worrying statistic as revealed by the Seqrite Quarterly Threat Report
Q3 2018 was the sheer volume of threats that organisations across sectors
faced. Seqrite detected more than 2.6 crore threats targeting Indian
enterprises during the three-month period – translating to a per day detection
rate of over 2.8 lakhs threats.
to the report, Ransomware, Exploits, PUA & Adware, Infectors, and worms
remained popular attack vectors for cybercriminals, but what was interesting to
note was the growing threat posed by cryptojacking. Seqrite detected over
24,000 Cryptojacking hits on a daily basis during Q3 2018, underlining the
growing popularity of this relatively new threat.
interesting trend mapped in the Seqrite Quarterly Threat Report Q3 2018
was the distribution of attacks across different industries. IT/ITES companies
faced the most number of threats, with over 40% of the threats targeting the
industry. Other key sectors such as manufacturing (17.88%), education (12.56%),
and hospitality (9.17%) were also deemed to be at risk.
on the report, Sanjay Katkar, Joint Managing Director and Chief Technology
Officer, Quick Heal Technologies Limited said, “There is no
denying that enterprises face an unparalleled security challenge today. Growing
interconnectivity has demolished traditional security perimeters. Every
endpoint, every node, every device connected to enterprise networks has become
a point of entry for attackers looking to steal invaluable information and
disrupt business operations. Attacks are becoming smarter and more targeted,
and are causing much greater damage. In this context, the Seqrite Quarterly
Threat Report Q3 2018 serves to underline the sheer scale of risk that Indian organisations
are exposed to, at present.”
these trends has really helped us in gaining a better understanding of the
tactics and modalities adopted by threat actors while targeting Indian
businesses. Having successfully defended our clients against these threats, we
are now utilising the insights generated by our report to further strengthen
our enterprise security offerings, and to better protect our clients from a
fast-evolving threat landscape,”
on Seqrite telemetry data, the Seqrite Quarterly Threat Report Q3
2018 has been compiled by Quick Heal Security Labs, the R&D division of
Quick Heal Technologies dedicated to arm enterprises with cutting-edge security
threat research and cyber intelligence, and analyses data fetched from enterprise
networks and endpoints across the globe to deliver enhanced protection to
clients against current and evolving cyber threats.
Quick Heal Technologies:
Quick Heal Technologies Limited is one of the leading
providers of IT security software products and solutions in India. Incorporated
in 1995 with a registered office in Pune, Quick Heal has a network of over
23,500 channel partners as on 30th September 2018. It conducts sales and
marketing activities across India.
Quick Heal’s portfolio includes solutions under the widely recognized brand
names ‘Quick Heal’ and ‘Seqrite’ across various operating systems and devices.
For more information about the Company, please visit our website www.quickheal.co.in
Seqrite is the Enterprise Security solutions brand of Quick
Heal Technologies Ltd. Launched in 2015, Seqrite solutions are defined by
innovation and simplicity. A combination of intelligence, analysis of
applications and state-of-the-art technology, Seqrite is designed to provide
continuous and better protection for enterprise corporate customers.
Seqrite portfolio of solutions includes Endpoint Security, Mobile Device
Management (MDM), Unified Threat Management (UTM), Secure Web Gateway (SWG) and
data protection technologies like Encryption and Data Loss Prevention (DLP). In
addition, Seqrite Services provides comprehensive cybersecurity consulting
services to Corporates, PSUs, Government and Law Enforcement Agencies.
For more information, please visit: https://www.seqrite.com/