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  • Security-vendor snake oil: 7 promises that don't deliver

    Beware bold promises from a multibillion-dollar industry that can't prevent your IT systems from being routinely hacked

  • A clear-eyed guide to Mac OS X's actual security risks

    Apple has improved its security in recent years, but is it enough?

  • 12 personal security resolutions for 2013

    Among your typical New Year's resolutions - lose weight, stop smoking, be happier - you should consider making some pledges to better secure your digital life. You might even be healthier if you can prevent the stress of a digital disaster, like malware wiping out your PC, having your online accounts hacked, or becoming a victim of identify theft because of a phishing scam or data theft. With that in mind, here are some security resolutions you should consider for the new year.

  • Is this program malware or a false positive?

    Davikokar launched a program even though Norton warned that it was a Trojan. A subsequent hard drive scan revealed nothing bad. Davikokar then asked the Antivirus & Security Software forum if Norton had given a false positive?

  • Windows 8 security focuses on early malware detection

    Security experts say Windows 8 is the most secure Microsoft OS to date, but that doesn't mean malware won't evolve to exploit it

  • Kaspersky's exploit-proof OS leaves security experts skeptical

    While there is a need for a more secure operating system for industrial control systems, experts say a US-built OS would be preferred

  • Cloud business benefits seen in engineering, retail, media and logistics

    The business benefits of sourcing platforms, infrastructure or applications via internet-based public services or private enterprise services have been much hyped over recent years. Dubbed cloud computing public and private cloud computing is a major topic in enterprise technology at present. However, there can be no doubt adoption of both types of cloud services has reached the corporate mainstream.

  • Network virtualisation will lead to security control changes

    Gartner analyst Neil MacDonald's specialty is security, and he not only keeps a close eye on what security vendors are doing, but he's an advocate for change as fundamental network technologies evolve. Virtualisation is having an enormous impact, leading to questions about the role of physical security appliances in a virtual world. MacDonald predicts by 2015, 40% of security controls in the enterprise data center will be virtualised, up from 5% in 2010. In a recent interview, MacDonald talked about the future of security in the virtual world.

  • Spammers staying ahead of filters and law enforcement

    When Microsoft slayed the notorious botnet Rustock, which had been sending as much as 40% of all spam worldwide, in March 2011, it forced the volume of spam into a decline from which it has never fully recovered.

  • Is end point security a waste of time?

    The first board member at your organisation to walk through the door with an iPad did the IT team a massive favour. Put bluntly, there was no longer an argument. They had to ease the purse strings on your requests to fund management and security systems to go with your enterprise mobility projects.





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Intelligence network

Malware is at such high levels (more than 60 million unique samples per year) that protecting an endpoint with traditional anti-virus software has become futile. More than 100,000 new types of malware are now released every day, and anti-virus vendors are racing to add new protection features to try to keep their protection levels up.
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Think your anti-virus software is working? Think again

We've been so bombarded by computer viruses, worms, Trojan horses and other malware that we have become acclimated to their presence. We subscribe to an anti-virus (AV) offering and hope for the best. Trouble is, AV has not been keeping up. Studies show that even though most organisations use AV, more and more are succumbing to attacks.
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Security solutions

As the business world moves from the bricks and mortar defensible estates into cyberspace and the virtual world, has your company made similar controls to check and defend your assets?
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