Illegal file sharing brings malware to your network

How Peer-to-Peer File Sharing Impacts Vendor Risk and Security Benchmarking

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Beyond the dangers of downloading copyrighted material and breaking corporate policies, employees that engage in peer to peer file sharing could be bringing malware onto corporate networks without their knowledge.

 

A recent study conducted on 30,700 companies across all industries found 23% of organizations were using the BitTorrent protocol for peer-to-peer file sharing. Among these companies, 43% of torrented applications contained malicious software. Access this report and you will learn:

  • Correlation between peer-to-peer file sharing and botnet infections
  • Which industries excel in mitigating the risks of file sharing
  • How P2P file sharing activity impacts security ratings
  • Why monitoring file sharing for third parties is crucial
Vendor:
BitSight
Posted:
05 Feb 2016
Published:
05 Feb 2016
Format:
PDF
Length:
12 Page(s)
Type:
White Paper
Language:
English
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