Unlicensed Software and Cybersecurity Threats

Building on BSA’s Global Software Survey, this whitepaper, “Unlicensed Software and Cybersecurity Threats” confirms the link between unlicensed software and malware on PCs. The analysis, conducted by global research firm IDC, finds that the higher the unlicensed PC software rate in a country, the more malware generally encountered on PCs in that country. The implication for governments, enterprises and end users is clear: eliminating unlicensed software on their networks could help reduce the risk of cybersecurity incidents.


Countries & Translations

Argentina: Study (Spanish) | Press Release (Spanish) | Infographic (Spanish)

Belgium: Infographic (Dutch) | Infographic (French)

Bosnia: Infographic (Bosnian)

Brazil: Study (Portuguese)

Bulgaria: Infographic (Bulgarian)

Canada: Press Release (English) | Press Release (French) | Infographic (English) | Infographic (French)

Chile: Study (Spanish) | Press Release (Spanish) | Infographic (Spanish)

China: Infographic (Chinese)

Colombia: Study (Spanish) | Press Release (Spanish) | Infographic (Spanish)

Croatia: Infographic (Croatian)

Cyprus: Infographic (Greek)

Czech Republic: Press Release (Czech) | Infographic (Czech)

Germany: Press Release (German) | Infographic (German)

Hong Kong: Infographic (Chinese)

Italy: Press Release (Italian) | Infographic (Italian)

Latvia: Infographic (Latvia)

Mexico: Study (Spanish) | Press Release (Spanish) | Infographic (Spanish)

Panama: Study (Spanish) | Press Release (Spanish) | Infographic (Spanish)

Peru: Study (Spanish) | Press Release (Spanish) | Infographic (Spanish)

Poland: Press Release (Polish) | Infographic (Polish)

Romania: Press Release (Romanian) | Infographic (Romanian)

Russia: Study (Russian) | Press Release (Russian) | Infographic (Russian)

Serbia: Infographic (Serbian)

Spain: Press Release (Spanish) | Infographic (Spanish)

South Korea: Infographic (Korean)

Taiwan: Infographic (Chinese)

Thailand: Infographic (Thai)

Turkey: Study (Turkish) | Press Release (Turkish) | Infographic (Turkish)

United Kingdom: Press Release (English) | Infographic (English)

Vietnam: Infographic (Vietnamese)

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