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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.

Peter Schooff

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

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