Encrypted web traffic is on the uptick but so is the number of malware attacks, Patrick Sweeney, vice president of product management and marketing at Dell Security, told SCMagazine.com, which caught up with him at the RSA Conference 2016 in San Francisco.

Sweeney said the 2016 Dell Security Annual Threat Report found that bad actors are becoming more adept at evading the enterprise's perimeter with exploit kits evolving to keep them ahead of security systems organizations have in place.

While the types of malware vary greatly, the attackers that use them often have a common goal—“money, money, money,” said Sweeney.