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The greatest security threats online are legitimate sites visited by large audiences as the major search engines, retail and social networking pages and not pornographic, pharmaceuticals or betting as might be expected.
The Annual Report 2013 of Cisco Security reveals that the pages of shopping online are 21 times more likely to contain malware that a fake site. The search engines raise this possibility until 27 and the advertising has a potential 182 times greater than malicious pages with pornographic content.
The security risks are further aggravated in the enterprise segment. A large number of employees choose their own working style combining the devices, their work tasks and online visits with their leisure time and personal life in anytime and anywhere, whether in the office, at home or on the street.
91% of the Generation Y-young-workers believe that the “age of privacy is over “and 57% of respondents admitted not be concerned that your personal information is stored and used by businesses, social networks and other websites, provided that they benefit from the experience. In this way, young people are willing to sacrifice their data for socializing online . In fact, most of this generation are more comfortable sharing information with online businesses with the departments of Information Technology (IT) in their own companies
This study reveals that threats of malware detected affecting the operating system Android grew 2577% in 2012 . However, the “malware” Mobile represents only 0.5% of all threats ‘malware’ detected web. These data are particularly important given that the ‘smartphone’ is the preferred device among workers of Generation Y.
As for the results by country, China has gone from being the second largest number of malwarein 2011 to be placed in the sixth position in 2012. The U.S. ranking is opened with a 33.14% of the total , followed by Russia (9.79%), Denmark (9.55%) and Sweden (9.27%).
Moreover, the volume of spam fell by 18% between 2011 and 2012 , its greatest activity stood on weekdays, down 25% on weekends. India is the main source of spam, followed by the U.S..Korea, China and Vietnam completed the top five.
Nine out of ten IT professionals surveyed claim to have policies to manage the use of certain devices at work, although only two in five Gen Y workers are aware of these policies.Meanwhile, four out of five young people polled who know about the existence of IT policy Pets not obey.
IT professionals know that many employees do not comply with regulations, but do not really know the magnitude of the problem: over half (52%) of professionals believe that workers obey the policies, but in fact 71% young people say not comply.