The state of malware for Apple devices has become a larger focus as the Apple ecosystem continues to find more footing within enterprise environments.

Overall, Apple fair well considering that detections are on the rise across all computing platforms, while malware-specific detections appear to be in
a lull compared to other, more targeted malware threat types.

Severe threats classified as malware — such as rootkits and ransomware — have decreased from prior years. Many of the larger frameworks of botnets have also fallen sharply despite several high-profile attacks last year. This is likely attributed to a shift in how devices are being used and where they’re being used from. The global health crisis is the leading catalyst for this shift
from corporate network environments, that are accessed locally by millions of users, to the work- from-home model that so many corporations have adopted in response.

In other words, the landscape has changed drastically. In response, malware authors and threat actors are adapting to these changes by modifying the scope and scale of the malware tools in their arsenal. By leveraging multiple threat types at once, attackers add complexity while
increased reliance on automation allows targets to expand to include the collaboration tools that users are relying on to stay productive.

In this e-book, we:

  • Define Mac-focused antivirus (AV)
  • Highlight how malware threats are increasingly affecting Mac users
  • Explain why understanding these trends is so vital to securing private data, and
  • Share what Jamf offers to ensure your Mac devices stay protected