While many businesses have policies in place that prohibit employees from peer-to-peer file sharing in the office, BitSight has learned that this activity occurs on a significant percentage of company networks. Beyond the dangers of downloading copyrighted material and breaking corporate policies, employees that engage in peer-to-peer file sharing could be bringing malware onto corporate networks without their knowledge.
BitSight recently observed the networks of 30,700 companies across all industries and found 23% of organizations were using the BitTorrent protocol for peer to peer file sharing. Among these companies, BitSight also observed that 43% of torrented applications contained malicious software. In this report you will learn:
- About the correlation between P2P file sharing activity and botnet infections
- Which industries excel in mitigating the risks of file sharing
- How peer-to-peer file sharing activity impacts security ratings, and why monitoring file sharing for third parties is crucial
Download the latest BitSight Insight report to learn about the risks of peer-to-peer file sharing.