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10 Symantec festive season 'Musts' for backup, DR and security

Ross Storey | Dec. 16, 2014
CIOs looking to enjoy their end of year holiday break should look at these recommendations relating to back up, DR planning and business continuity, according to Symantec.

Security Outlook
IT security is definitely an area that needs special attention leading up to the holiday break too. Black hats know that people in a holiday mood let down their guard and are more likely to open suspicious attachments and respond to phishing emails.

Symantec's 2014 Internet Security Threat Report highlights why IT security remains a top priority. It has found there was a 91% increase in targeted attack campaigns in 2013 and breaches increased by 62%.

Other survey findings include:

  • Identity theft remains rampant. More than 552 million identities were exposed via breaches in 2013.
  • There were 23 zero-day vulnerabilities discovered and 38% of mobile users have experienced mobile cybercrime in past 12 months.
  • One out of 392 emails contains a phishing attack, web-based attacks are up by 23%, and one in 8 legitimate websites have a critical vulnerability.


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