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Are you or your company at risk ?

Discussion in 'General Security' started by dvk01, Mar 10, 2012.

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  1. dvk01

    dvk01 Moderator Malware Specialist Thread Starter

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    This makes very interesting reading and applies to ALL countries and ALL firms, especially Finance/accounting & Law firms. The "spies" will always go for the easiest targets

     
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    Wow.
    Thanks for the link.
     
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    dvk01 Moderator Malware Specialist Thread Starter

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    This is the ONE really interesting thing that Sans have put out this year that really gets over how much we all are at risk and why appropriate steps to protect ourselves need to be taken

    This article should be required reading for all company CEOs/CTOs and every tech support Gal & Guy everywhere.

    Although it shouldn't do, it still shocks me everyday when I get requests to help clear up malware from Lawyers, Medical offices & Accountants etc when their systems are infected and in many cases the requests for help don't come from an infected user trying to bypass the system & clean up without the boss knowing, but from IT support or from the Boss himself trying to cut costs & not knowing/worrying or caring that his/her clients details might have been compromised. Too many professionals in every country & continent, still live in the dark ages and don't see any downside to electronic communications and will spend fortunes on sending hard copies by secure courier, but also send exactly the same document as an unencrypted email attachment without realising the risks involved. The same users frequently also keep the same docs on an unencrypted laptop so they can work on it at home, in spare time while surfing Porn sites or using P2P programs and downloading pirated movies/music etc
     
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    Terrifying indeed. I think the scariest thing in the original article was the concept that administrators would enforce the use of limited accounts for their staff, but then let their own account be the primary attack vector for strikes.
     
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