Does anybody have any information, preferably with / incl. verifiable reference material, with regard to the incidence/prevalence of malware that targets the BSD operating system. Esp. any figures to show "in-the-wild" numbers.
The corp I work for has been reviewing our growing number of BSD boxen and is asking questions about anti-virus. From what I see, most implementations of AV on unix-like OSes is mainly to prevent the spread of Windows malware. The security vendors, of course, are courting management with the "no OS is safe" line. I agree to some extent - but our BSD systems are almost entirely server setups - no X11, no browsers, no linux compat, no Java runtime etc.
Most documentation I've reviewed (NIST, SANS, CIS etc.) rarely mentions antivirus and *nix.
FWIW - I'm not looking for exploit data - to me that is a separate issue.