What is Zero Day Malware and what do you need to do about it?
Malware is any malicious software, designed specifically to damage computers, servers and networks.
Antivirus software and firewalls are used to prevent Malware from entering your computer, server or network. But, and here’s the rub, they will only work for Malware that was created before the antivirus software or firewall.
‘Zero Day’ Malware is that which has just raised its ugly head – it’s only just been launched at unsuspecting recipients who may not be able to defend themselves.
Worryingly, according to the recent WatchGuard Security Report, 67.2% of all cyber security threats in quarter two of 2020 were comprised of Zero Day Malware. The implication of this? Traditional antivirus software WON’T protect you from two thirds of Malware threats!
So, can you protect against these harmful threats? The best solution is to use a multi-vendor, multi-layered approach to cyber security – antivirus software on its own is not enough.
How does this work?
Layered security entails examining every area where a security breach could occur and providing security provision specifically for that area, effectively covering all bases as much as possible. This can involve the use of complex firewalls, security specifically directed at email and mobile devices, encrypting data, and more!
Unfortunately, protecting against Zero Day Malware has to be complicated. Hackers throw all their might at producing these threats so protection needs to be thorough.
The good news is that you don’t need to do the complicated bit if you don’t want to – we can do that for you. As you know, we take cyber security extremely seriously; without it the best business IT kit could potentially be rendered useless and businesses devastated. We are constantly monitoring security threats and solutions to ensure our customers have high levels of cyber security protection.