Topic: malicious software

Addressing the ‘enemy within’ with best security practices

Though many in IT focus on external threats, I believe that the ‘enemy within’ may be just as damaging. Addressing the human element, both malicious and unintentional, may generate some of the greatest returns on security investment. Counter to conventional wisdom, the majority of breaches are not due to malicious intent.  According to Ponemon, 52% … continue reading

Sixteen million mobile devices infected by malicious software, report says

A new report from Alcatel-Lucent’s Motive Security Labs has revealed that 16 million mobile devices infected with malicious software. “The simple fact is mobile consumers don’t take the necessary security precautions to protect their devices, and even when they do, malware can easily evade detection by device security-based anti-virus,” wrote Kevin McNamee, director of Motive … continue reading Protection Status