Last week I had the opportunity to speak at the Security Education Conference Toronto 2013 (SECTor). I love Canada; Toronto is an amazing city, and the conference was excellent.
During my session at the conference I discussed the threat landscape in Canada, based on data from various volumes of the Microsoft Security Intelligence Reports. Canada’s malware infection rate (CCM) has been consistently lower than the worldwide average for several years as seen in Figure 1. Canada’s malware infection rate increased (almost doubled) in the first quarter of 2013 (1Q13). Despite this increase, the malware infection rate in the United States was almost double Canada’s in the same time period – as it saw a similar increase. The infection rates in the United Kingdom and France were lower than Canada’s in the first half of 2013, which isn’t unusual. Read more.