Viruses and Spyware

Security is a top concern for all IT practitioners, at every level. As a CIO, you're responsible for making sure nothing gets in that will damage your network and data. Breaches can have a dramatic impact on productivity and profitability, and worries likely keep you up at night as new threats come forward almost daily. This year will be no different when it comes to the battle against malicious hackers. We'll see security issues that could cause data loss, malware outbreaks and other types of threats--from both inside and out of your company--that will impact the way you and your team handle IT security. What do you need to keep in mind when you're plotting your counter-attack and securing your corporate network against cybercriminals and malicious hackers? And it's not just the threats that are trying to get in that you need to worry about. Employee mistakes, whether they click on links in spam, come across malicious content on social networking sites or are using an unprotected mobile device, can have lasting repercussions when it comes to security. Here we take a look at 10 things you need to keep in mind when you're waging the war against cybercrime and hackers in the next 12 months.


Viruses and spyware were a major concern last year, and they will be an even greater concern this year. Whether you're running Windows or you have some Mac OS X computers in your operation, malicious hackers are putting all the tools at their disposal to good use to attack your network.

This article was originally published on 01-05-2011
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