Trend Micro Incorporated is a global cybersecurity leader. New research on the state of Linux security has been released by them. The report gives valuable insight into how their operating systems are being targeted. This is with the increase in organisations of their digital footprint in the cloud and the pervasive threats.
90% of public clouds workloads ran on Linux. According to GartnerÒ rising interest in cloud-native architectures is prompting questions about the future need for server virtualization in the data center. Linux-OS-based virtualization is the commonest and it is the basis for containers. Organizations can make the most of their cloud-based environments and power their digital transformation strategies. In flavor of Linux, many cutting-edge IoT devices and cloud-based applications and technologies are running.
John Breen, Global Head of Cybersecurity at Flowserve says that in the industry, they see some very creative attacks and have to stay ahead. Protecting the company, their employees, and intellectual property are all their priorities. They will continue to work closely and collaborate with Trend Micro to ensure their people and their company remain protected. The top types of malwares are, 25% Coinminers, 20% Web shells and 12% Ransomware. Aaron Ansari, vice president of cloud security for Trend Micro said that it is safe to say that Linux is here to stay, and as organizations continue to move to Linux-based cloud workloads, malicious actors will follow. They have seen this as a main priority to ensure that their customers are receiving the best security across their workloads.
The report revealed that most detections arose from systems running end-of-life versions of Linux distributions. And in addition, 200 different vulnerabilities were targeted in Linux environments. This had happened in just six months. This means attacks on Linux are likely taking advantage of outdated software with unpatched vulnerabilities.