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Industries Most At Risk from Web Attacks

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What industries are at the highest risk for getting Web-delivered malware? It's not publishing, media, finance or education; sectors often considered information focused, search heavy and high risk. A recent vendor report showed that the opposite may be true, citing a number of more traditional industries as having higher than average malware breaches.

According to the latest ScanSafe research, the top 5 industries most at risk of Web-delivered malware are:

1. Energy & Oil – 156% heightened risk compared to other verticals
2. Pharmaceutical & Chemical – 152% heightened risk
3. Engineering & Construction – 116% heightened risk
4. Transportation & Shipping – 96% heightened risk
5.Travel & Leisure – 44% heightened risk

Besides refuting the notion that younger sectors of the economy are at higher risk than older ones, ScanSafe's research reveals the vulnerability of industries that have a critical bearing on infrastructure and intellectual property rights.

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Peter Schooff's blog is a daily look at what's going on in the world of computer security with an emphasis on how it affects businesses.

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Peter Schooff is Contributing Editor at ebizQ, and manager of the ebizQ Forum. Contact him at pschooff@techtarget.com

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