When the issue of Lenovo's pre-installed SSL-breaking Superfish adware first gained widespread media recognition, the company's CTO Peter Hortensius tried to do some damage control and stated that the adware posed no security risk for users.
The overwhelming majority of information security professionals believe end users are their biggest security headache, largely due to their tendency to click on suspicious and malicious e-mails and URLs, according to Bromium.
After the recent revelation that Lenovo has been shipping some of it laptops with pre-installed adware that's also breaking the security of secure connections by using self-signed MITM SSL certificates, the company has attempted to minimize the fallout by reiterating the initial explanation about why they did it: to help their customers.
Detecting and responding to modern threats on endpoints has become a key business priority according to a survey by the Enterprise Strategy Group.
Well-funded hackers with sophisticated tools made headlines and worried organizational leadership throughout 2014, yet the primary reason endpoint security risk has become more difficult in the past 24 months is due to negligent or careless employees who do not follow security policies, according to the Ponemon Institute.
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