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3 Ways to Help Customers Defend against Linux-Based Cyberattacks
Linux operating systems power more than 90% of the world’s public cloud workload, from government web servers to smart manufacturing technologies. But as organizations continue to shift operations to the cloud, cybercriminals are following suit and directing their attention to Linux-based cyberattacks.
With a reputation for providing more robust security than rival operating systems, Linux can give users a false sense of security. Consequently, IT and security teams often deprioritize security measures that prevent cybercriminals from gaining unauthorized network access. The simple reality is that no operating system is bulletproof, which is evident when you look at the 650% increase in malware targeting Linux in H1 2022 compared to the previous year.
So, to effectively defend customers’ cloud environments against sophisticated attackers, managed service providers (MSPs) need to stay current in best security practices for Linux and guide customers through the deployment of end-to-end security measures.