The Complete Guide to Threats in Files

An In-Depth Look at Hidden Threats in Files

Data is the lifeblood of most organizations. Whether it’s used to generate insights, drive decision-making, or fuel innovation, the security and protection of this valuable data is paramount to ensuring the continuity and success of businesses large and small. After all, safeguarding sensitive information from unauthorized access, theft, or tampering is crucial in maintaining the trust of customers, clients, and stakeholders.

The ever-present threat of cybercriminals and their constantly evolving tactics to steal this valuable data is making this harder by the day, especially with the sudden rise of generative AI. One of the top tools in their arsenal is malware and ransomware, which, according to Verizon research, are present in 40% and 30% of breaches, respectively. Cybercriminals have gotten so creative with their delivery of malware and ransomware that they have learned how to embed it within normal data, setting a trap for unknowing users.

In this guide, we investigate the growing use of hidden threats in files, dissecting the way attackers use them, and provide guidance on how they can be eliminated from your organization.

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