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More Than 40% Of Attacks Abuse SSL Encryption

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Sep
2016
More Than 40% Of Attacks Abuse SSL Encryption

More Than 40 percent Of Attacks Abuse SSL Encryption

New report shows risk of not inspecting encrypted packets.

There’s an important caveat about encrypted traffic from new research released this week: Encryption works so well that hackers are using it as cover.

A new study from A10 and the Ponemon Institute found that 80% of respondents say their organizations have been the victim of a cyberattack or malicious insiders in the past year — and 41% of the attacks have used encryption to evade detection. In addition, 75% say malware hidden within encrypted traffic is a risk to their organizations.

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