Scott Gainey, vice president of marketing, industry and programs at Palo Alto Networks, said the threat vectors may not have changed drastically in 2014, but the year did see a significant increase in the sheer volume of malware. Palo Alto Networks utilizes a sandbox­type technology that is able to track malicious content, and comparing pre ­2014 figures to the last few months is startling. “Today we’re seeing about 31,000 new forms of malware each day, about a 50 percent increase from just 3 months ago,” Gainey explained. “Our average daily trend is growing pretty extensively.”In addition, he notes the volume of unknown forms of malware—those with no signature attached—is also on the rise.