Looking for hard numbers to back up your sense of what's happening in the cybersecurity world? We dug into studies and surveys of the industry's landscape to get a sense of the lay of the land—both in terms of what's happening and how your fellow IT pros are reacting to it.
Ransomware is down, cryptomining is up
With last year's outbreak of NotPetya, ransomware—malicious programs that encrypt your files and demand a ransom payment in bitcoin to restore them—became one of the most talked about forms of malware of 2017. Yet at the same time, the actual rates of malware infection began to plummet around the middle of the year, until by December 2017 it represented only about 10 percent of infections.