SSL-Encrypted Attacks on the Rise
The most recent research that offers a benchmark for the proportion of cybercriminal traffic that's encrypted comes by Ponemon Institute last year. That study found that about 41% of cyberattacks use SSL encryption to evade detection. More recent statistics elsewhere offer evidence that this proportion is likely growing.
This week, a
study from Zscaler showed that SSL-encrypted attacks increased by 30% in the last six months. The firm says that it now blocks an average of 800,000 SSL-encrypted traffic transactions per day containing advanced threats, compared to 600,000 per day in the first half of 2017.
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