Understanding the Email-Borne Threat
by Mary Landesman - InDefense
In the past few years, email has become the predominant purveyor of viruses. This rapid communications technology outpaces the signature-based scanner updates, allowing widespread infection to occur in a matter of mere hours. Attempts to address this problem have ranged from an assortment of active content and behavioral analysis tools, improved signature-based scanners, gateway content filtering applications, digital immune systems, and security patches. As with any product, each of these has its strengths and its weaknesses. The common denominator amongst all of them is that, even used together, they fail to provide a strong enough defense against email-borne threats.

Download the paper in PDF format here.

Spotlight

Overwhelming optimism for information security in 2015

Posted on 19 November 2014.  |  Expectations for data security next year are surprisingly optimistic given the harsh reality of 2014. Enterprise security staffers are so confident that most respondents said they would "personally guarantee that their company's customer data will be safe in 2015."


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  

DON'T
MISS

Thu, Nov 20th
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2014 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //