Security Tips of the Week
Yes, this week there are multiple -- it been a big week in security news.
Spam, Worms, and Spyware Flourish this quarter.
While most businesses consider data security a top priority, a report issued on July 25 said that no relief is in sight. New security vulnerabilities are 20% higher this quarter than this time last year and that they have not been controlled by patches. Most of these are allowing computers to be taken over by a remote, unauthorized user.
What to do now? Get an analysis of your network so that you know where your vulnerabilities are. This analysis must be done by a reputable software engineering firm. It must include a detailed printed report on what they found and they must be willing discuss how you can go about resolving these vulnerabilities. This is not a simple scan of your network but a detailed review of your network operations.
The ultimate solution is better software engineering -- a 10-20 year wait.
FDIC urges banks to guard against spyware
The FDIC urged banks to enhance their protections against spyware amid the growing stream of reported incidents of the theft or exposure of personal customer data.
Hackers Skip Windows to Embed New Infections
Cisco 'Cover Up' Ignites Black Hat Controversy