The rise of cyber-attacks means ensuring the security of your IT infrastructure can now be a full time job. The stats around cyber crime are worrying with 99% of malware being deployed by email or the web (source: Verizon 2018) and with 91% of malware using the web to function once it lands (source: Cisco Cybersecurity Report 2018). When you add human error into the equation the picture gets worse with 32% of organisations saying they weren’t confident their employees could spot and defend against malware or ransomware attacks (source: Vanson Bourne).
A lot of companies have purchased web protection tools which will block access to undesirable websites. Software such as firewalls, Unified Threat Management (UTM) systems, endpoint software or web appliances (proxies/gateways) are the traditional methods but they might no longer be enough. Sophisticated hackers can now insert malicious links on what many would consider acceptable sites/areas: