CompTIA: Spyware Problems Rise

Worms, viruses, browser-based attacks down

OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. -- Spyware now poses the biggest security threat to organizations, while threats from worms, viruses and browser-based attacks have lessened, according to research from the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA).

Fifty-five percent of 1,070 organizations surveyed said that the volume of spyware they are combating has increased over the past 12 months.

“Spyware was rarely mentioned as a concern just a few years ago,” said John Venator, president and chief executive officer, CompTIA. “It’s another example of how information security threats are moving targets that can pose great challenges to even the most security-conscious organization.”

The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA)