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Likelihood and severity of phishing attacks support paying upfront for that ounce of prevention

The number of phishing sites was up 10.7-percent as of Q1 this year (over last year) while at the same time almost 32.7-percent of PCs globally were infected with malware, including adware and spyware, indicating that phishing is an increasing issue for the enterprise, according to a report from the Anti-Phishing Working Group of the Internet Engineering Task Force.

It's not hard to infer from this data and the recurring information breach headlines that the risks of these attacks are quickly climbing to the upper-right corner of the Risk Impact/Probability Chart.

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