Malware, Viruses, Trojans, OH MY!

Malware. What is it and why should I care? Two years ago, there were nearly 3 million unique forms of malicious code, and thousands of new ones are discovered daily. The risk of being infected is greater than ever because every single possible data communication method can be used to transmit malware. And we know this is true because we so often see it in the news. But what exactly is malware? Malware = MALicious [...]

By | August 10th, 2012
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Tips for Securing Mobile Devices in the Enterprise

As smartphone and tablet sales continue to increase, more employees are bringing their personal mobile devices into the corporate environment. Allowing these devices to connect to your network enterprise without any guidelines can pose a serious risk. Securing mobile devices is one of the biggest challenges facing IT security professionals as cyber criminals turn their attention to this platform. Research firm IDC says global spending on mobile security is on track to balloon to $1.9 [...]

By | October 17th, 2011
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Security Alert: W32/Zbot Malware (also known as Zeus)

InfoSight has detected a flood of phishing emails that are propagating through the Internet and targeting small community banks.  This spam campaign is delivering hundreds of thousands of messages that masquerade as a failed wire transfer, while delivering the password-stealing Zeus banking Trojan.  The hackers were very aware of who to target; they went after the individuals in the bank responsible for wire transfers. A snapshot of a sample email is provided below. The <From:> [...]

By | July 5th, 2011
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How Does Your Security Strategy Rate?

Much to the chagrin of IT professionals who face the constant onslaught of threats and problems, security tests can never prove that you are secure. That’s because security is a process, not a final destination. As such, security testing should be applied with a well thought-out strategy...

By | March 31st, 2009
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