Fighting Virtual Shadows to Protect Customer Data from Malicious Intent

Wieland Alge, Vice President and General Manager EMEA, Barracuda Networks

The plight of Barclays Bank, following the theft of thousands of confidential customer files, has once again thrust the issue of how organisations protect confidential data high up the business and consumer agenda.  Accountable heads are lifting from the global sands of ignorance as theoretical threats become real life scenarios that must be dealt with or expose data vulnerabilities which could see the downfall of even the most powerful brands.

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Trapping the Malware Mosquitoes in your Net

By Sean Newman, Security Evangelist, at Sourcefire, now part of Cisco

There are more than 2,500 species of mosquito in the world, each as capable as the next of causing infection.

Of course, there are numerous ways to protect yourself, but each method has its limitations. You can’t walk around and be completely covered – sound waves and fans have mixed results and, increasingly, mosquitoes are developing resistance to many pesticides.

Like mosquitoes, malware seems to be everywhere, takes many forms and is becoming increasingly resistant to traditional prevention approaches – making it incredibly difficult to stop. Malware will use whatever unprotected path exists to reach its target and accomplish its mission.

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Weathering the Cyber Storm

By Sean Newman, Security Evangelist, Sourcefire (Cisco)

With huge storms battering Britain in recent weeks, resulting in trains being cancelled and roads flooded, it is inevitable more people will have chosen to work from home. Gale force winds and torrential rain not only cause major disruption to the commuter but potentially your company’s IT network by increasing the risk of a cyber attack.

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Change Detection Technology has Changed – For the Better

BMark Kedgley, CTO, New Net Technologies

Few experts would argue against the importance of real-time file integrity monitoring (FIM) in an era of fast changing and sophisticated security threats. It is literally impossible to second guess the method of a breach and therefore the ‘last line of defence’ detection offered by FIM has never been more critical.

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The World’s First Mobile Malware Celebrates its 10th Birthday

By Axelle Apvrille, senior mobile anti-virus analyst and researcher at Fortinet

From Cabir to FakeDefend, the last decade has seen the number of mobile malware explode. In 2013, Fortinet’s FortiGuard Labs has seen more than 1,300 new malicious applications per day and is currently tracking over 300 Android malware families and over 400,000 malicious Android applications.

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Businesses Need To Avoid A Security Nightmare at Christmas

By Stephen Midgley, Vice President, Global Marketing at Absolute Software

As much as we prepare for the hustle and bustle of Christmas, it inevitably ends up descending into a mad rush. Such is the current landscape that we increasingly rely on the support of our smartphone to direct through it all. It allows us to make last-minute festive purchases online and on-the-move, helps us to navigate around the crowds to the work Christmas party and enables us to quickly check emails whilst trawling the stores for Christmas presents. However, the proliferation of the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend means that many of us are supporting our personal digital activity with a device that is laden with a mix of both personal and corporate data. Should it go missing amidst the festive commotion it can leave a business vulnerable to data attacks and cybercrime threats.

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