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3 Nov. 2560
Risky Business

Malware Threats From Unlicensed Software

An analysis done as part of BSA’s new Global Software Survey finds that the higher the rate of unlicensed PC software, the higher the likelihood that users will experience potentially debilitating malware.

These results confirm an earlier 2015 study by IDC, which also found that unlicensed software use “is a strong predictor of malware encounters” and that “there is empirical evidence of causation.”

This link between unlicensed software and cyber risk is one that CIOs should sit up and pay close attention to, as the security environment is
increasingly threatening and damaging.